Documenting History (2021)

  • Industry Programming, Microsession
  • 60min

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson has a distinguished career chronicling American history. His latest film, Attica, investigates the largest prison revolt in US history, in 1971. For this discussion he’s joined by Stefan Forbes, who directed Hold Your Fire, about the longest hostage siege in the history of the New York Police Department. The two filmmakers discuss how they obtained new interviews and rare footage to chronicle tragedies clouded by campaigns of disinformation.


Stanley Nelson


Stefan Forbes


Thom Powers
Presented by
Showtime Documentary Films