TWN is proud to announce the latest round of support from Humanities New York (HNY), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Thanks to our funders!

  • HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Action Grants will help support a series of exhibitions and panels featuring historical activist films and contemporary social media activism.
  • NEA Grants for Arts Projects for Organizing and Filmmaking: Then and Now and distribution activities.
  • NYSCA Recovery Grants to support arts and cultural nonprofit organizations negatively affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Finally, NYSCA Individual Artists Program is supporting 20 of our fiscal sponsorees! Congrats to filmmakers and painter (Al Santana!) who received grants for 2022: Maurita Salkey, Ash Goh Hua, Carol Bash,Thomas Allen Harris, Desireena Almoradie, Ellen Martinez & Steph Ching team, Karen Marks Mafundikwa, Patrick G. Lee, Sisa Bueno (B. Holguin), Felix Rodriguez, David Cork & Herukhuti team, Yoon Grace Na, Shawn Batey, Al Santana, Régine Romain, Rafael Samanez, Oona E V (Kendra Ellis), Tiffany Jackson, Karim Lopez & Teresa Basilio & Carmen Rivera team, and Alice T. Crowe.
Thu, Feb 3, 2022, 7 PM EST
PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE and talk with Iris Morales
Third World Newsreel is pleased to join forces with Mijente to present a virtual screening and talk with Iris Morales. The documentary shares the story of the formation of the Young Lords, a leftist group of Puerto Rican youth activists from the United States. Talk with Iris Morales. Join us as we learn together about the Puerto Rican and Latino communities who were fighting for economic and social justice in the 1960s and 70s.
Thu, Feb 24, 2022 6:30 PM EST
Stanley Nelson and the film ATTICA
TWN is pleased to join forces with The Documentary Forum at CCNY to present a virtual screening and talk with Stanley Nelson. The Attica prison uprising in 1971 resulted in the deaths of 43 prisoners and guards by NY state troopers. 2021 was the 50th anniversary of this deadly repression, and its legacy remains in the work of activists working for change to the incarceration system and beyond. Stanley Nelson examines the uprising, with rare interviews with survivors from both sides of the prison walls. Watch the film now, freely on Showtime and then hear from the film director, Stanley Nelson, in conversation with filmmaker Felicia Bradford Harden.


Encore: Fair Use for Indie Filmmakers with Fernando Ramirez

Unapologetic Virtual Screening and Talk with Filmmaker
Maysles Cinema
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 PM to
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:30 PM
Chasing the Moon (Dawn Suggs, 1991, 4 min, US)
This fascinating film presents the meditations of a Black lesbian grappling with the memory of an attack that makes her wary about being out on the street.

A String of Pearls (Camille Billops & James Hatch, 2002, 56 min, US)
With this film, Camille Billops completes her family's trilogy - three documentaries that cover more than thirty years: "Suzanne Suzanne", shown in the New Director's series at the Museum of Modern Art in 1982 revealed how abuse of Suzanne by her father led to her drug addiction. "Finding Christa", winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1992, told how Camille's unwanted pregnancy led her to put Christa up for adoption and how Christa returned twenty years later to confront her mother.
Now, A String of Pearls turns the camera to four generations of men in Camille's family and considers why their fathers died so young. The camera turns to the grandsons, Michael and Peter. Both are handsome, winsome and in jeopardy. Both are without education, jobs or skills to earn a living, and both have children they cannot support. We want them to live, but two doctors from the local hospital trauma ward describe the streets of Los Angeles as a war zone, where the US military sends its doctors to learn about gunshot wounds. In "A String of Pearls", Camille takes a hard look into the hearts of the black men in her family. In this film, love blooms.
Mississippi Triangle
Another Brother
Black Nations/Queer Nations?
In a Perfect World...
A Dream Is What You Wake Up From
The Work of Camille Billops
Black and Blue
The People United
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Deadline: Feb 10 2022 19:00 (MST)

Deadline: Feb 10 2022 19:00 (MST)

Closes: February 11, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

Deadline: Mar 7 2022 16:30 (MST)

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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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, the National Film Preservation Foundation, and the Peace Development Fund, as well as individual donors.

TWN also gratefully acknowledges support from an NEA CARES grant, the NY Community Trust, and a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in our programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.