AFA ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL WITH #BLACKLIVESMATTER

We see the pain of Black communities in the United States, in our own communities and around the world as a result of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, and we recognize the profound impact that this racially motivated violence has on our Black colleagues and their families. The murder of George Floyd and too many other black people in the United States and around the world is part of a reality of racial injustice that our black colleagues, friends and families must live with on a daily basis. We also recognize that words of support must be accompanied by concrete and meaningful action. The management of the AFA film festival, in particular, recognizes the privilege we have and the obligation we have to use this privilege to strengthen diversity and inclusion at home, especially at the senior executive level.