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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

May 8, 2019

This bonus episode features an interview with the great Stanley Nelson, a prolific director telling complex and socially relevant stories in an expert and entertaining way. The episode drops the day before Nelson’s latest film, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, plays at the Maryland Film Festival, in co-host Chris Reed’s hometown of Baltimore.


Stanley Nelson Films Discussed:

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool / 2019

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution / 2015

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords / 1999

Boss: The Black Experience in Business / 2019

Freedom Riders / 2009

A Place of Our Own / 2004

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities / 2017

Two Dollars and a Dream / 1989

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple / 2006


Other Films Mentioned:

Listen to me Marlon / 2015 (Director: Stevan Riley)

Always in Season / 2019 (Director: Jacqueline Olive)

Words From a Bear / 2019 (Director: Jeffrey Palmer)

The Infiltrators / 2019 (Director: Cristina Ibarra & Alex Rivera)



00:46 - Interview with Stanley Nelson





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Episode edited by Christopher Llewellyn Reed