Nov 11 | On Archival Storytelling (Stanley Nelson)

Stanley Nelson
On Archival Storytelling
Friday, November 11, 12-1:30 p.m.
GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue

Please join us on Friday, November 11, at 12pm for a seminar with documentarian Stanley Nelson. The seminar will explore his work with archival sound and images in documentary filmmaking, focusing on two of his recent films: the Oscar-nominated Attica (2021) and the Emmy Award-winning Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019).

Clips from the films can be accessed here.

A leading documentarian of the African American experience, Stanley Nelson combines compelling narratives with rich historical detail to shine new light on the under-explored American past. Among his numerous awards are a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and lifetime achievement awards from the Emmys and IDA. In 2013, Nelson received the National Medal in the Humanities from President Obama. In 2019, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool was nominated by the GRAMMYs for Best Music Film and went on to win two Emmy® Awards at the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Nelson’s latest documentary Attica, for SHOWTIME Documentary Films, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards® and earned him the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. In 2021, Nelson also directed the feature film Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy for Netflix, which was a 2022 duPont-Columbia Awards Finalist, and Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre, with co-director Marco Williams, for the HISTORY Channel, which was nominated for three Primetime Emmy® Awards. In 2000, Mr. Nelson, and his wife, Marcia Smith, co-founded Firelight Media, a non-profit production company dedicated to advancing contemporary social justice issues,

Hosted by the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought (GIDEST) at The New School