This is Firelight Films.

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentary films and develops strategies, partnerships, and materials to reach and engage diverse audiences.

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Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmy, Peabody, IDA, and Sundance awards. Among them, the feature films Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre for the History Channel; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy for Netflix; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; and Freedom Riders. Upcoming Firelight Films productions include Attica, about the 1971 prison rebellion in upstate New York, for Showtime; and Creating the New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade, a four-part documentary series for PBS.

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We are committed to reach and engage diverse audiences around the world through documentary films.

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Firelight Films is a premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color.

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