Stanley Nelson


Stanley Nelson

Nelson, recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, is executive producer of Firelight Media, creating public television documentaries on history and contemporary social issues. Nelson’s work for American Experience includes Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind and The Murder of Emmett Till, honored with the Sundance Special Jury Prize, Peabody Award, Primetime Emmy, and an IDA Award. He directed Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, which won a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton and the Sundance Film Festival’s Freedom of Expression Award.

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Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!


Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.


Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.