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SXSW 2008 News: Stanley Nelson. History in the Making.

SXSW 2008 News: Stanley Nelson. History in the Making.

Documentarian Stanley Nelson, one of the most prolific nonfiction filmmakers working today, will attend SXSW 2008 next March to take part in a discussion of his work and his process. The acclaimed filmmaker (Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till) will showcase samples from his award-winning career as part of the 2008 SXSW Film Conference. Nelson’s career includes a bevy of lauded historical documentaries, and he will share how he’s achieved such an impressive body of work. Nelson will also dissect the way he approaches historical documentaries with a fresh and inventive sensibility. From the gripping portrait, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, to the popular music doc, Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice, Nelson’s filmography speaks for itself as a glimpse into the sometimes-overlooked aspects of American history. Join Stanley Nelson for his panel session, “Stanley Nelson: History in the Making,” at SXSW 2008.

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