Third World Newsreel is pleased to announce our Fall Evening Seminars. Our first virtual seminars featured a conversation with pioneer indie filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira (now on Vimeo) followed by a talk with Emmy-nominated editor Carla Gutierrez. We continue with Iris Morales, Stanley Nelson, and Ann Bennett.
Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:30 PM EDT
25th Anniversary of ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords
Join us on Monday, October 18, 2021 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! Day. Proclaimed on October 18th, 1996 by then Manhattan Borough President, Ruth Messinger, ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! Day honors the rich history of Puerto Rican activists in New York, specifically, the Young Lords. These stories are cataloged in the 1996 documentary of the same name, ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! in an effort to prevent this history from being lost or forgotten. Join the film’s director, Iris Morales, in conversation with Puerto Rican filmmaker Frances Negron Muntaner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this historic occasion and discuss the importance of documenting history on film. Presented by Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) and Third World Newsreel.
Thursday, Oct 21 at 12:30 PM EDT
Stanley Nelson talks about the making of ATTICA
Prolific filmmaker Nelson has just released a new documentary on the anniversary of this rebellion and speaks about the making of the film and its meaning. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel with the City College of NY. The Black Studies Program and the Colin Powell Center. 
Tue, Oct 26, 2021 6:30 PM EST
And So I Stayed - Film Screening and Directors' Talk
AND SO I STAYED is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. This is the story of how the legal system gets domestic violence wrong.
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 6:30 PM EST
Archival Research for Your Film - Finding/Clearing/More with Ann Bennett
Hear from Ann Bennett, a long-time producer/filmmaker whose specialty has been archival research for the many historical documentaries she has worked on for PBS, HBO, and others. How should you go about planning your search, how should you be keeping track, and what's a methodological approach to getting rights - or determining if you need to?

The TWN Evening Seminars are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Peace Development Fund, and individual donors. 
Viewers Like Us, a new podcast hosted by TWN Graduate Grace Lee, documents the growing disconnect between PBS’s founding mission and the increasingly diverse public it was created to serve. This series unearths the rhyming history within the public broadcasting system, explores who gets to tell America’s stories, and envisions what the future could look like if PBS centered a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Following 2020’s intersecting racial and social reckonings across all corners of the country, Viewers Like Us aims to break a decades-long cycle of inertia when it comes to advancing and sustaining true equity and inclusion throughout public media. The podcast stems from provocations raised by series host Grace Lee, a Peabody-winning independent filmmaker who called out PBS’s overreliance on documentarian Ken Burns in a fall 2020 essay for the Ford Foundation, and raised the necessity of more than one lens on America’s multitude of stories.

part of Eco-Urgency: Now or Never at Wave Hill
August 28  –  December 5, 2021
El Museo del Barrio
Saturday, October 23, 2021
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Portland Film Festival
October 6 - November 8, 2021
In a Perfect World
From Spikes to Spindles

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.