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Frame By Frame: Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Lists 12 Groundbreaking Projects from the Sundance Film Festival and New Frontier

  • By Shari Frilot
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  • August 14, 2014 7:00 PM
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Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program, curates a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.

Frame By Frame: Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Laurens Grant Talks 'Jesse Owens', 'Freedom Riders,' Forging Her Own Path

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 8, 2014 7:45 PM
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Laurens Grant
Our next conversation in the ongoing Frame By Frame series is with acclaimed filmmaker Laurens Grant, whose decades-long career includes directing the 2012 Emmy-winning documentary on Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, and producing the Emmy and Peabody award-winning "Freedom Riders" in 2010.

Watch 'The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords' (Award-Winning Documentary on the History of Blacks in Journalism)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 15, 2014 1:21 PM
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Featuring interviews with members of the black press and newsreel footage, the film is narrated by actor Joe Morton.

The History, Significance & Changing Landscape of an African American Resort Community in Stanley Nelson's 'A Place Of Our Own'

  • By Wendy Okoi-Obuli
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  • July 10, 2014 6:38 PM
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The filmmaker look back at the 40 years he spent summering at Oak Bluffs, a black-oriented resort community on Martha's Vineyard.

Interview: Stanley Nelson Talks His Latest Doc, 'Freedom Summer' Which Premieres Tonight on PBS

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2014 8:29 PM
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Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks about his latest project 'Freedom Summer' for PBS' American Experience, and why it's so important for him to make documentaries.

Interview: Sergio Talks To Filmmaker Stanley Nelson About His Latest, 'Freedom Summer,' & The Passion That Drives Him

  • By Sergio
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  • June 20, 2014 4:15 PM
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Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks about his latest project 'Freedom Summer' for PBS' American Experience, and why it's so important for him to make documentaries.

Stanley Nelson’s Civil Rights Doc ‘Freedom Summer’ On PBS’ ‘American Experience’ In June

  • By Sergio
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  • May 20, 2014 11:02 AM
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PBS' American Experience will broadcast Stanley Nelson's latest documentary chronicling the history of the Civil Rights struggle during the 1960's

A Fela Kuti Doc & Stanley Nelson's Latest Are Sundance Film Fest Documentary Premieres

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • December 9, 2013 4:47 PM
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A Fela Kuti Doc & Stanley Nelson's Latest Are Sundance Film Fest Documentary Premieres

Stanley Nelson Briefly Explores 'The Auto-Tune Effect'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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Award-winning producer/director/writer Stanley Nelson, who won 3 Emmys last year for his documentary Freedom Riders, tackles auto-tune for Focus Forward - a new series of short documentary films that "highlight noteworthy people, and world-changing ideas that have impacted the course of human development, or with great potential to significantly affect how we live in the next generation."

Watch Stanley Nelson's Short Film On Voter Suppression

  • By Sergio
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  • October 31, 2012 10:49 AM
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We all know (at least I hope we all know) about efforts in various states around the country to impose voter suppression laws, aimed at primarily ethnic, older and younger voters, who are more likely to vote for President Obama next week; or now, if there's early voting in your state.