Dear Friends:

If you have taken a TWN workshop, sat in an Evening seminar or attended any of our screenings and panels or used our films, you have some idea of the Third World Newsreel mission—nurturing media by and about BIPOC communities and social justice issues.

Throughout these pandemic-impacted times we’ve continued to serve our filmmakers and community members through our free, virtual TWN Evening Seminars with screenings, directors talks and technical presentations. We’ve also presented our free, popular Organizing and Filmmaking events, where new and past films are shown and filmmakers and activists of different generations come together around community issues and struggles. This year our events focused on the Latinx and Indigenous communities, and we collaborated with Mijente, Taller PR, MTL Collective, Los Ingrávidos, and the Ganienkeh Mohawk people.  

Our 2022 TWN Production Workshop met and produced in hybrid mode. In addition, we ran Senior Media Workshops in Mandarin in Flushing, Queens. 

Third World Newsreel continues to help grow both our emerging and veteran BIPOC filmmaker community. But our work needs your support now more than ever! If you attended any of our programs, watched our films or believe in supporting BIPOC media makers, please consider making a donation to Third World Newsreel now! Donate directly via our webpage, 

Hoping we all enter a better 2023,

JT Takagi, Roselly Torres, Chrystian Rodriguez, Daniel Kim, Shu Wang, Badiallo Diawara and the TWN Board of Directors, Afua Kafi-Akua, Sy Burgess, Joel Katz, Dorothy Thigpen and Betty Yu.
Please check out our Vimeo Channel for recordings of our previous seminars.
Voices of the Gods
Another Brother
Black Nations/Queer Nations?
In a Perfect World...
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TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Color Congress, MOSAIC, the National Film Preservation Foundation, New York Humanities, Ford Foundation and the Peace Development Fund, as well as individual donors.

The TWN Workshop will receive support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in 2022-2023.