IDA Conversation Series: Stanley Nelson
Interviewed by Orlando Bagwell
Discussion and Q&A, Reception to follow
Join us for this special Bay Area edition of the IDA Conversation Series featuring the preeminent documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson in conversation with Orlando Bagwell, Director of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism documentary program.
One of America’s most acclaimed filmmakers and a singularly original chronicler of the African-American experience, Stanley has won an Emmy Award®, been named a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2014.
The list of Stanley’s remarkable films includes such penetrating and timeless works as Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple, A Place of Our Own, The Murder of Emmett Till, and his current film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Stanley’s 8th film to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and one of his most provocative, The Black Panthers opens in Bay Area theaters on October 2nd.
We are proud to be presenting this event in Oakland where the Black Panther Party was founded nearly 50 years ago. Register now for this inspiring evening of scintillating conversation and exceptional film clips.