Free Film Screening: The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution'

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A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.


About the Filmmakers
Stanley Nelson (Director/Writer/Producer) is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in August 2014. Nelson has directed and produced numerous acclaimed films, including Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple and The Murder of Emmett Till. He is also co-founder and executive director of Firelight Media, which provides support to emerging documentarians. Currently in production is Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the second in a series of three films Nelson will direct as part of a new multiplatform PBS series entitled America Revisited.

Laurens Grant (Producer) is a Peabody and three-time Emmy Award-winning producer and director who has been making films for more than a decade. Her latest documentary, Jesse Owens, won an Emmy for Outstanding Research and received two Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Historical - Long Form and Outstanding Music and Sound. Grant also produced Freedom Riders, which premiered at Sundance, won a Peabody, three Primetime Emmys, was featured on Oprah, and has clips featured in Lee Daniels’ film The Butler.

Directed, Produced and Written by Stanley Nelson
Producer: Laurens Grant
Editor: Aljernon Tunsil
Associate Producer: Nicole London
Assistant Producer/Researcher: Sam Aleshinloye
Assistant Editor: Rebecca Sherwood
Cinematographers: Antonio Rossi, Rick Butler
Composer: Tom Phillips
Sound: JT Takagi
Animators: Molly Schwartz, Garry Waller

About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by Independent Television Service, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more visit Join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter.
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