Framing the Conversation: Stanley Nelson


Our continued series of discussions with documentary trailblazers welcomes Full Frame founder and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski back to the moderator’s chair. Our 2019 interview is with celebrated filmmaker Stanley Nelson. A winner of multiple Emmys and a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius Grant,” as well as the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama, Nelson is one of the most significant documentarians of the African American experience. Nelson also founded Firelight Media, inspiring generations of new voices in documentary film.

Moderator: Nancy Buirski
Stanley Nelson, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool