“I have a lot of hope for the future. I hope that people normalize listening to other people. And it’s not just a black-and-white thing. Everyone has to do it because it impacts everyone. So everyone has a role to play to find what can they do to bring about justice and social justice in their environment in small and large ways.”
– Niki Lopez, from Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is collaborating with organizations in South Florida to present screenings and discussions of our award-winning documentary short film series Open Dialogues.
Produced by the Center and directed by Miami-based filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez, the Open Dialogues films Queer Allies, Black Voices | Black Stories and Stories From the LGBTQ Community capture the personal narratives and performances of community leaders who have been marginalized based on race and/or gender.
Open Dialogues was created to engage residents of South Florida in honest and often revealing discussions that advance acceptance and inclusion for all members of our community. These black-and-white short films help build collaborative networks among artists, writers, community members, nonprofits, businesses, schools, and government agencies seeking to address discriminatory practices and social injustice.
Open Dialogues screenings may be presented live via Zoom, and in person in our galleries or at off-site facilities with partnering organizations. To learn more about presenting an Open Dialogues screening and moderated talk for your organization, contact Jeff Rusnak, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
954.921.3274, ext. 222.
Open Dialogues is funded by grants from the Community Foundation of Broward as part of the Foundation’s Broward Pride and Art of Community initiatives.