Stanley Nelson’s latest documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” is playing in theaters after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
But for the past 30 years, Nelson’s films, such “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” and “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” have detailed lesser-known stories of the African American experience.
He produced the 2017 short “Gavin Grimm vs.,” directed by Nadia Hallgren, about a trans boy who challenged his school board’s bathroom policy by filing a case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nelson’s films expose injustices and pivotal moments in American history and have received multiple awards.
Read the interview at Variety.
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