Community Partner Highlight

The CLS strives to really emphasize our local connections and the organizations that we place our students with. In order to highlight our lovely community partners, we interviewed them about their organization, their purpose and how UNT students can further help them be successful. In our first interview, we spoke to the Denton Black Film Festival about their mission and what they do. Check it out below. 

1. What is your name and title?

Harry Eaddy! Festival Director for the Denton Black Film Festival 

2. What is your organization and what does it do?

We are a regional/nationally recognized film festival that shares Black culture and builds community.

3. What is your organization’s mission?  

Storytelling is the core of any culture. And at the Denton Black Film Festival, we share stories of the Black community – it’s traditions, ideas and experiences – in a multitude of ways. Each festival, held annually in January, features Black cinema, music, art, spoken word, comedy, food and fashion. It’s our way of bringing the Black experience to life.

4. Why did you choose to work in this field?

We wanted to share the stories of underrepresented people and the lives they lead.

5. What led you to work with the Center for Leadership and Service?

Partnership and a cause that would appeal to your students.

6. What is your favorite initiative that you have worked on so far?

There are several including our social and environmental justice initiatives.

7. What would you say to students who want to get involved?

We welcome you! We will be virtual this year and we are looking for social media, graphic design, media arts and production volunteers.