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Celebration of Diversity

Amplifying Voices brings impactful stories and voices to Beverly, MA through presenting films by and about people of color. These two days of films are curated by ​​Sabrina Aviles and Lisa Simmons—the Executive Directors of Boston’s CineFest Latino Film Festival and The Roxbury International Film Festival.

We hope to make all voices and people feel welcome in our community by uplifting those who are too often marginalized. With the help of the filmmakers as well as civic, arts, and educational organizations across the North Shore, we hope to deepen empathy, expand understanding, and advance important conversations.

The Cabot has been showing movies for 103 years. It’s time for a new chapter of storytelling—help us build this new tradition!

Voices Commitee

  • Abu Toppin
  • Wangari Fahari
  • Brandi Johnson
  • Karen Gahagan
  • Tanya Vattanasil
  • Nicole McClain
  • Kimberley Ballard

What We Screened in 2024

February 2-3, 2024

The two-day event featured an opening reception on Friday, 2.2.24, followed by a feature film screening and Q&A with actors, directors, and/or producers of the film. Throughout the weekend, we screened two programs of short films, including a selection of animated shorts, and promote opportunities for discussion and interaction with filmmakers and artists.


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