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NOVEMBER 12-21, 2021

The third annual Visions of the Black Experience film series celebrates and illuminates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of black life through film. The program, presented both in-person in Sarasota, Florida, and online includes a unique selection of previously-made documentaries, narrative films, and shorts, as well as new works by emerging filmmakers. Live Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions, and educational opportunities will offer a deeper exploration of the themes of the festival. The availability of the films online allows us to engage audiences around the world.

The series is a collaboration involving the Sarasota Film Festival, the Boxser Diversity Initiative, New College of Florida, the Ringling Museum, the Multicultural Health Institute, and the Manasota ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Funding for Visions of the Black Experience has been provided by the lead sponsor The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with additional financial support from the Boxser Diversity Initiative, the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, and the New College of Florida Foundation.