Local documentary receives three awards at film festival screenings across the country

From Sarasota Magazine .com  March 6, 2019

When Miles Iton, then a student at New College of Florida, contemplated creating his senior thesis project, he looked to his own experiences as a student body president. The end result was Sincerely, the Black Kids, a documentary that examines the racism black student leaders experience on college campuses. Iton, the film’s director, as well as producer Shakira Refos, the former director of community and outreach for the Sarasota Film Festival, and videographer, Eduardo Correa, a former student at Ringing College of Art and Design, talked to black student leaders at New College, Clemson, American and Cornell University about harassment on predominately white academic institutions.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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