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1. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,734

2. Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Marcus Garvey emmigrated from Jamaica to New York City in 1914, bringing with him a message of black empowerment. After touring the United States with his message, his organization started ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson

Votes: 33

3. A Place of Our Own (2004)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

8.8
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Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's look back at the 40 years he spent summering at Oak Bluffs, a black-oriented resort community on Martha's Vineyard.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Cecelia Antoinette, Henry Louis Gates, Lani Guinier, Manning Marable

Votes: 26

4. Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 70 min | Documentary

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Exploring the historic election of America's first African-American president and his two term in office.

Director: Phil Bertelsen | Stars: Jesse Williams, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Cornell Belcher

5. An Uncertain Future (2017)

11 min | Short

5.6
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In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers-one undocumented and one US citizen-must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump.

Directors: Chelsea Hernandez, Iliana Sosa

Votes: 8

6. The Autotune Effect (2012)

TV-G | 3 min | Documentary, Short

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You're humming along, tapping your toe, maybe nodding your head, listening to your favorite song, the artist's vocals ascending higher and higher up the scale to that heart-stopping, tear ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson

7. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Murder of Emmett Till (2003)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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A documentary examining the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old boy from Chicago while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and the broad impact of his death, his funeral, and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his white killers.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise

Votes: 158

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice (2005)

TV-14 | 84 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Filmmaker Stanley Nelson captures the history of African-American a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock and follows their 30th anniversary concert tour. The film includes footage from ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Arnaé, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil

Votes: 52

9. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part V - Wounded Knee (2009)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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On the night of February 27, 1973, fifty-four cars, horns blaring, rolled into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Benjamin Bratt, Carter Camp

Votes: 80


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