Byron Hurt on the Making of the Film HAZING
Wed, Oct 26, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT
Free Virtual Evening Seminar
Free Streaming on
Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarked on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abusive lengths college students and others will go to fit in. He will be in conversation with filmmaker Cyrille Phipps.

  • Watch the film now on
  • Join the virtual talk as Byron talks about the film and his journey to becoming a filmmaker.

Isabel Castro, Director of MIJA on Equity Financing in Film
Tue, Nov 1, 2022 6:30 PM EST
Free Virtual Evening Seminar
Isabel Castro is a four-time Emmy-nominated, Mexican-American filmmaker who makes films about immigration, civil rights, and identity. Her feature film documentary MIJA premiered at Sundance 2022, won the Jury Prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, and will stream on Disney+.

Castro made the film during the pandemic - as director, writer and cinematographer - and financed the film through grants and equity financing. She will talk about her experience and her advice to filmmakers.

Join us for this online talk November 1st at 6:30 PM ET with Isabel Castro in conversation with filmmaker Anjanette Levert.
MOHAWK NATION: Then, Now, the Future Part 2
Fri, Nov 4, 2022 5:00 PM EST
Free, In-Person Event at The People's Forum in Midtown
This event, one of two from Third World Newsreel, is conceived as a window into the histories of indigenous people and onto the possibilities for the future. Films and clips followed by a panel on Ganienkeh, the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974.

  • MOHAWK NATION documentary film (Allan Siegel with Third World Newsreel and the Ganienkeh, 1978),
  • YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND clips (Michael Kanentakeron Mitchel, 1969)
  • WITHOUT A WHISPER documentary film (Katsitsionni Fox, 2020)

Speakers include filmmakers Katsitsionni Fox and Allan Siegel, Clifton Matias of the Redhawk Native American Council and Professor Annie Rochon of Paul Smith's College.

MOHAWK NATION: THEN, NOW AND THE FUTURE was organized by Professor Annie Rochon (Kanehsatake) of Paul Smith's College, Ku-Ling Yurman, Allan Siegel, Roselly Torres and Third World Newsreel. A two part program, the first part was held October 13th in Paul Smith, North Country region of New York State. This program has been made possible in part with an Action Grant from Humanities New York. Special thanks to Women Make Movies, distributor of the work of Katsitsionni Fox.
Talk with Director Yance Ford
Wed, Nov 9, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Free Virtual Evening Seminar
Free Streaming from November 6-13, 2022
The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States, with a pressing focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the tragic consequences of that inequity. Executive-produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yance Ford.

  • Stream the film from November 6-13, 2022.
  • Join the talk with filmmaker Yance Ford on the making of the film and about their own journey to filmmaking.

This event is made possible through the Picture Motion Campaign, and is sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
In-Person Film & Talk with Juan Carlos Davila
November 17, 2022, 7:30 PM EST
Maysles Documentary Center, Harlem
After experiencing a ten-year economic crisis, and facing the perils of climate change, Puerto Ricans do not trust the State anymore. They take to the streets to demand accountability from the government, and organize autonomous community centers to ensure their survival as People of Puerto Rico.

In this epic documentary, young Puerto Ricans craft their path to liberation, as we see the faces of survival and resistance. The documentary film has an unique point of view from inside Puerto Rican social movements. The director captures a series of major historical events as they unfolded right at the front lines, including: the protests against an US appointed Fiscal Control Board, the aftermath of hurricane María, and the protests of Summer 2019.

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Juan C. Dávila. Presented by Maysles Cinema and Third World Newsreel.
Please check out our Vimeo Channel for recordings of our previous seminars.
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