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Wed, Feb 23, 2022 5:00 PM EST
My Name is Pauli Murray - Online Film and Talk with Producer
See the film and hear from the producer of My Name is Pauli Murray - the pioneering attorney, and fighter for racial and gender equity! Directed by the academy nominated team of Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RGB) and produced by Talleah Bridges McMahon, stream "My Name is Pauli Murray" from Sunday through Thursday, and join the producer Wednesday night from 5 - 5:30 PM ET for a short talk about the making of the film. Talk moderated by filmmaker and professor Anjanette Levert of Spelman College. Your RSVP will get you a link to stream the film and the Zoom talk. FREE EVENT.
Thu, Feb 24, 2022 6:30 PM EST
Stanley Nelson and the Making of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 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. FREE EVENT.
Wed, Mar 2, 2022 6:30 PM EST
FAIR USE with Fernando Ramirez
Documentary filmmakers are always hoping to use images and documents they find, hoping that the FAIR USE doctrine will let them use copyrighted material - without permission or payment. Join us for a free talk with Fernando Ramirez, entertainment attorney, as he goes over what you should know about Fair Use, Copyright, and more as you work on your next film, podcast, book or webseries. Resource materials will be given to attendees. This zoom talk will not be recorded, so you should sit in! Due to the high response to our last talk with Fernando, we are hosting this encore event.This is a presentation of Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. FREE EVENT.
Maysles Cinema
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 PM to
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:30 PM
Maysles Cinema
Friday, February 18, 2022, 7:30 PM
Followed by post-screening conversation with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro (author of Audre Lorde: Dreams of Europe) and Andreas Günther (Director of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung- New York Office)
Museum of Modern Art Virtual Cinema
February 10-24, 2022
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: 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 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 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.