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Denton Black Film Festival

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Black Film Festival shows strength of Denton’s arts, culture

It has often been said that the most attractive communities are defined by the vitality of their arts and culture. It’s a concept reinforced by the most recent Soul of the Community report, in which thousands of residents in 26 U.S. communities were surveyed over three years by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Residents, more or less, were asked what attracted them to the places in which they live and what kept them in place. One of the most remarkable findings was that it wasn’t jobs or education necessarily that kept people engaged in and loyal to their communities — it was the access to a strong arts and entertainment engine.

This was demonstrated locally over the past week, as a seemingly larger and more vibrant Denton Black Film Festival showed that our city’s stature — and attractiveness to new residents — is booming not just in the number of developments and road projects but also in its cultural fervor.

Read more: https://www.dentonrc.com/opinion/editorials/black-film-festival-shows-strength-of-denton-s-arts-culture/article_dcc4eadb-9e0b-537e-90cf-3860ba3a411c.html

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