Welcome to the Sarasota Native American Film Festival! The mission of the event, based in Sarasota, Florida, is to present cinematic works related to the experience of indigenous people in the Americas. The festival is produced by the Sarasota Film Festival and the Boxser Diversity Initiative, in collaboration with the Native Reel Cinema Festival, the Stranahan House Museum, and the Ah-Tah-Thi- Ki Museum of Seminole Culture and History. The event is free and open to the public to watch. Showcasing a diverse program of over 20 films, live Q&As and panels, the Sarasota Native American Film Festival will feature the World Premiere of the feature documentary “Finding Angola: Manatee’s County First Black Community,” directed by Charles Clapsaddle and a retrospective of films from the First Nations Mi’kmaq filmmaker Catherine Anne Martin, including the World Premiere of her new documentary “The Basket Maker.” Among other programming highlights are films by the noted Seminole/Muskogee director Sterlin Harjo, short films by emerging indigenous filmmakers, and music videos. The festival will also showcase “Smoke Signals,” the seminal 1998 road-trip dramedy directed by Chris Eyre, as well as “Songs My Brother Taught Me,” the debut feature from the celebrated, Academy Award-nominated director Chloe Zhao.
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