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Stanley Nelson was born on July 7, 1955 in the USA. He is a producer and director, known for Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006), The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (1999) and Freedom Riders (2010). See full bio »


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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Free for All: Inside the Public Library (Documentary) (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2001-2014 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Freedom Summer (2014) ... (producer)
- Jesse Owens (2012) ... (producer)
- Freedom Riders (2011) ... (producer)
- We Shall Remain: Part V - Wounded Knee (2009) ... (producer)
 2014 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- When I Walk (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Freedom Summer (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Homegoings (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2013 When I Walk (Documentary) (executive producer)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode, 2013) (producer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Soul Food Junkies (2013) ... (executive producer)
- A Place of Our Own (2004) ... (producer)
 2012/III The Waiting Room (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2009 Freedom Riders (TV Series) (producer)
 2009 Wounded Knee (Documentary) (producer)
 2008 Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Faces of Change (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 2005 CNN Presents (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- High Stakes: The Battle to Save Our Schools (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2004 Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 A Place of Our Own (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 Duke Ellington's Washington (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2000 Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1999 The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (Documentary) (producer)
 1994 What Can We Do About Violence? (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
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Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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