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Collaboration, for us, has been the biggest lesson of the pandemic. Last year, when we embarked on organizing our first virtual CAAM Filmmaker Summit, it was the collaboration between our communities and friends that saw us through.

There was never a better year to remind ourselves in the power of community. Our community stood in solidarity with the movement for Black lives, stood up for ourselves and our histories through the racist attacks we continue to brave and stay resilient through. 

This year, the CAAM Filmmaker Summit celebrates the coming together of communities to join strengths against every force that stops us from expressing our authentic selves and tell our stories. We celebrate the tenacity that transforms collaboration into alliances, alliances to movements, and the sheer grit that push movements to inspire change.

We are grateful to The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Firelight Media, and Film SF for their support of the CAAM Filmmaker Summit.