EVC Fall Benefit 2018





Wednesday November 7th, 6 – 8:30pm

Angelika Film Center

18 W Houston Street

New York, NY 10012

As EVC approaches it’s 35th anniversary, we look back to those who have supported us and our values over the past three decades. This year, in addition to two remarkable individuals, we honor a family spanning three generations, all of whom have used their stories to pioneer social change and compel others to do good. Our honorees inspire us to look forward to the future with hope for what it might bring.

Enjoy an evening featuring award presentations, student films, a cocktail reception, and the opportunity to learn more about EVC’s work. We invite you to join us, support us, and celebrate our youth changing the world one documentary at a time!


2018 Honorees



Stanley Nelson

Firelight Media

Stanley Nelson is the foremost chroniclers of the African American experience working in nonfiction film today.  He is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and has won every major award in broadcasting. Among his notable films are The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Summer, and Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 



Sherri Wolf

Educator and EVC Board Member

A long-time educator and currently an English teacher and English Department Head at the Brearley School, Sherri Wolf began volunteering at EVC in 2002.  She worked with youth producers on a number of films including Not Me, Not Mine: Adult Survivors of the Foster Care System and All That I Can Be: Military Recruitment From a Youth Perspective.



Jacklyne Michele Holmes

Raelene Holmes-Andrews

Derele Holmes-Campbell

Three generations of the Holmes Family 

As a result of her daughters film at EVC, Jacklyne became a social and environmental justice advocate fighting for healthy homes in her community.  Raelene is a three-time participant of EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop who has now become an Assistant Media Coach. She co-produced Breathing Easy about toxic mold and lead poisoning in her family’s public housing apartment. Derele is an aspiring artist in the 8th grade at Eagle Academy for Young Men in Harlem.  He successfully completed EVC’s summer intensive middle school program.