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Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories an Official Selection of the 2023 Miami Film Festival

The Center’s award-winning documentary short to screen March 5 at Silverspot Cinema

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s award-winning documentary film short Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories has been selected for screening in the 40th Miami Film Festival, taking place March 3-12. The documentary is among six films being screened as part of the Shorts Program – Homegrown Docs (Made in MIA docs) at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at the Silverspot Cinema 12, 300 SE Third St., in Miami. See for ticket information and the festival schedule.

Presented by Miami Dade College, the 2023 Miami Film Festival will feature 140 films from more than 30 countries. This is the second year running that the Center has had an Open Dialogues film selected by the prestigious Miami Film Festival, following the inclusion of Stories From the LGBTQ Community in 2022.

“The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is honored that the Miami Film Festival has made Black Voices | Black Stories an Official Selection and continues to recognize our Open Dialogues films,” said Joy Satterlee, the Center’s Executive Director. “We're thrilled to be part of such a prestigious festival and take great pride in being included among other accomplished filmmakers from around the world.”

Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories focuses on what social justice looks and feels like for Black Americans, as told through the narratives and performances of eight community leaders in Broward County. Directed, photographed, and edited by award-winning filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez, this powerful film is a collaboration between the Center and 66 Films to inspire conversation about racial inequity and systemic injustice for the African diaspora in South Florida.

Support for Open Dialogues has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Frederick W. Jaqua Fund, Deinhardt Charitable Fund, Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts, and Anna Bloeser Fund.

The Community Foundation of Broward, founded in 1984, partners with individuals, families and businesses to create personalized charitable funds that support game-changing philanthropy. As a grantmaking public charity, the Foundation provides leadership to find solutions to issues that matter most to Broward County residents. Through endowment they build permanent philanthropic resources to tackle Broward’s challenges today and forever.



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