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The Sarasota Film Festival is proud to present the 2021 Sarasota Native American Film Festival, showing virtually from March 19th-28th, 2021. This FREE virtual festival showcases 20+ films that speak to the Native American/Indigenous Peoples experience in America. The festival includes 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 feature 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 also showcases “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. Please also check out our Live Streams that feature Q&As with the filmmakers behind the films, and panels that speak to the Indigenous Peoples experience.

The festival is presented by the Sarasota Film Festival with support from 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.


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