The Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film Presents:
The 2016 Paul Robeson Awards at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, honoring award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution; Freedom Summer)
Along with Some of the Best Student Productions
It takes place 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at The AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. Admission is FREE. Reception immediately following the awards ceremony
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Stanley Nelson 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. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is Nelson’s 8th film to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Nelson has directed and produced over twelve documentary features, including “Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders,” “Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple” and “The Murder of Emmett Till.” He is also co-founder and Executive Director of Firelight Media, which provides technical support to emerging documentarians. With numerous industry awards to his credit, Nelson is acknowledged as one of the preeminent documentary filmmakers working today. Currently in production is “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” which is the second in a series of three films Nelson will direct as part of a new multiplatform PBS series entitled “America Revisited.”