Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA Sembène – The Film & Art Festival dedicates it self to presenting film and art in honor of Ousmane Sembène, the Father of African Cinema.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (USA) Email: [email protected] Phone: 412-204-7291 Contact: Sabira Bushra Started by a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados in 2009, the organization seeks to honor the late Ousmane Sembène - The Father of African Cinema.
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THE GIANT IS FALLING screens Thursday, April 25th at 6 PM at Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in Homewood.In TGIF, t...
04/18/2019

THE GIANT IS FALLING screens Thursday, April 25th at 6 PM at Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in Homewood.

In TGIF, the ANC is being challenged about wide-spread corruption involving President Jacob Zuma and the ANC’s continued allegiance to him.
TGIF why South Africa, a middle-income country, rich in mineral wealth has failed to address inequality in twenty-two years of democracy and why the gap between rich and poor is growing.

Jean-Jacques Sène, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Cultural Studies and Conflict Studies at Chatham University, will lead the Q&A. Get tickets here.
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Christopher Scott of True Conviction
04/04/2019

Christopher Scott of True Conviction

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo
04/04/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo
04/04/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo
03/10/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA's cover photo

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
02/10/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA

Film Still from Movie: A Dry White Season (1989) Dir: Euzhan Palcy
02/10/2019

Film Still from Movie: A Dry White Season (1989) Dir: Euzhan Palcy

Nigerian Prince, Dir: Faraday Okoro
01/28/2019

Nigerian Prince, Dir: Faraday Okoro

We're Hoping to open up more seat for WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?
01/04/2019

We're Hoping to open up more seat for WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?

The Breadwinner Poster
12/20/2018

The Breadwinner Poster

Film Still from Movie: "Who Shot the Sheriff?"
12/20/2018

Film Still from Movie: "Who Shot the Sheriff?"

Film on Funk Pioneer Betty Davis screens 12/10/18 @ Alphabet CityBetty:  They Say I'm Different
11/23/2018

Film on Funk Pioneer Betty Davis screens 12/10/18 @ Alphabet City
Betty: They Say I'm Different

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Animated Film
11/23/2018

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Animated Film

Film on Funk Pioneer Betty Davis screens 12/10/18 @ Alphabet CityBetty: They Say I'm Different
11/23/2018

Film on Funk Pioneer Betty Davis screens 12/10/18 @ Alphabet City
Betty: They Say I'm Different

10/22/2018

Sweet Country is Sold Out

Faat Kine
09/27/2018

Faat Kine

09/12/2018

Sweet Country is one of the Festival's sneak previews in October

Sweet Country Promo Image
09/12/2018

Sweet Country Promo Image

06/23/2018

Retweeted Danai Gurira (@DanaiGurira):

In our latest #LoveOurGirls newsletter, we continue focusing on heroic women with one of my inspirations, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. Through the act of planting trees, she proved how the little things we do can make an incredible difference. https://t.co/VpfR1EWMVx https://t.co/wiMLhvoeHz

06/23/2018
Sembène Film Festival: Panomundo (Trinidad & Tobago)

And Panomundo Part 1 will be screening @cityofasylum as part of the Sembene Film Festival on July 16th. Free but you have to get tickets here https://t.co/7mtoRhXwB5 https://t.co/gSBeRmZ1hg

(1 hr. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of Panomundo presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. The first of a series, Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan is a look at the history ​of the steelpan (steel drum) from its inception ​in Trinidad & Tobago, its gaining o...

05/18/2018

Retweeted FCAT - Cine Africano (@FCAT_CineAfrica):

"Ser negra no es mi profesión": 16 actrices negras francesas han levantado el puño en la alfombra roja del Festival de Cannes para exigir una mayor igualdad y diversidad en el cine francés. https://t.co/AcSRSaugQj

See you tomorrow night from 6-10!
05/03/2018

See you tomorrow night from 6-10!

Meet us at the Garfield Night Market! We're having Jewelry events every first Friday! #maasaijewelry #zulujewelry #sembenefilmfest

Dear Sembene Family and FriendsPittsburgh's City Council designated this past Saturday, April 28th as Wangari Maathai Da...
05/03/2018

Dear Sembene Family and Friends

Pittsburgh's City Council designated this past Saturday, April 28th as Wangari Maathai Day.

Many thanks to Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and Ms. Cassandra Williams of his office for honoring Dr. Maathai!

04/25/2018

Retweeted Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7):

“It was James Baldwin who said, to be Black in America, “and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” My question is, why aren’t all people?“

Full speech in bio.
@amnesty @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia #AmbassadorOfConscience https://t.co/cnbmkuC5dA

Meet us at the Garfield Night Market! We're having Jewelry events every first Friday! #maasaijewelry #zulujewelry #sembe...
04/18/2018

Meet us at the Garfield Night Market! We're having Jewelry events every first Friday! #maasaijewelry #zulujewelry #sembenefilmfest

Pleased to invite you to these two upcoming events in honor of Nobel Laureate, Wangari Maathai! Save the date! #wangarim...
04/18/2018

Pleased to invite you to these two upcoming events in honor of Nobel Laureate, Wangari Maathai! Save the date! #wangarimaathai #nobelpeaceprize

During Earth Week, Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival will celebrate Kenyan Environmentalist and founder of the Green...
04/06/2018

During Earth Week, Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival will celebrate Kenyan Environmentalist and founder of the Green Belt Movement Wangari Maathai.

Wangari Maathai was an environmentalist, political activist, professor and author. Maathai was the first African woman to receive a Ph.D. in Central and East Africa and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship.

The celebration includes a screening of the film Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai on Monday, April 23rd at 7 PM at Alphabet City. The week winds up with storytelling by Mama Tale Spin reading Maathai’s children book “Wangari’s Trees of Peace, on Saturday April 28th at 3 PM. There will be a book giveaway for kids at this event.

Sembene community!!! Let's take a minute to congratulate member Melissa Price!!! She is our Ousmane Sembene Trivia Conte...
03/27/2018

Sembene community!!! Let's take a minute to congratulate member Melissa Price!!! She is our Ousmane Sembene Trivia Contest & Giveaway winner!!! Her free gift is on it's way! Thank you all for your participation!

March 29, Jewelry Party! Save the date!
03/24/2018

March 29, Jewelry Party! Save the date!

QUIZ TIME!!! FREE GIVEAWAY TIME!!!Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival is named for Ousmane Sembéne – a revolutionary wh...
03/08/2018

QUIZ TIME!!! FREE GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival is named for Ousmane Sembéne – a revolutionary who used stories as his weapons. A man whose mission was to give voice to the millions of voiceless, disenfranchised Africans across the continent.

Here are 10 questions about the life and work of Sembene.
They are not extremely difficult.
They are intended to stimulate curiosity.

The first 5 people to answer the questions correctly in the comments this week, win a free Sembene logo t-shirt.

Submissions close March 16, 2018. Winners will also be announced that day.

1. What is the title of Sembene's best known book?
2. What is the subject of his last film, Moolaade?
3. What is the dominant African language in his films?
4. What is the title of his first full feature length film?
5. In what country was Sembene born?
6. By what name is he known internationally?
7. What is the plot of his best known book based on?
8. What army did he serve in during World War II?
9. What was the occupation of his father?
10. What is the name of his African American former wife?

03/08/2018
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Check out frequent speaker at Sembene Film Festival, Herb Boyd on the new film featuring Malcolm X.https://newpittsburgh...
02/26/2018
IN HIS OWN WORDS …‘The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X’ to premiere on Smithsonian Channel, Feb. 26

Check out frequent speaker at Sembene Film Festival, Herb Boyd on the new film featuring Malcolm X.

https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2018/02/23/in-his-own-words-the-lost-tapes-malcolm-x-to-premiere-on-smithsonian-channel-feb-26/

Black History Month isn’t complete without one’s knowledge of Malcolm X. Some loved him, others despised him. What’s non-debatable was the impact he had during the Civil Rights Era in America. The …

Hey, All!!! This week we're giving away 10 items for a trivia quiz about filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, The Father of Africa...
02/17/2018

Hey, All!!! This week we're giving away 10 items for a trivia quiz about filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, The Father of African Cinema. Get ready!

Amazing images of influential revolutionary artist, multi-instrumentalist and music great, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He coine...
02/14/2018

Amazing images of influential revolutionary artist, multi-instrumentalist and music great, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He coined the term "Black Classical Music." Could you imagine the effect on our culture had we adopted that term instead of the corporate designation of "Jazz"?

The Maasai tribe of Africa is well known for its traditional handmade bead jewelry. All the tribes beadwork is made by t...
02/13/2018

The Maasai tribe of Africa is well known for its traditional handmade bead jewelry. All the tribes beadwork is made by the women but is worn by both women and men. It is not uncommon for Maasai artisans to reproduce Zulu beadwork designs. Before contact with the Europeans the tribe used the natural resources around them to create their jewelry. Today glass is still the main material used by the tribe for their beads. The colors used in the beadwork are selected for their beauty. The colors are also symbolic and have important meanings understood by the tribe.
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Red - stands for bravery, unity, and blood. Red is the color of cows blood. Often a cow is slaughtered when the Maasai meet and therefore unity is associated with red.
White - represents peace, purity, and health. The association with health comes from white cows milk which the tribe drinks to stay healthy.
Blue - represents energy and the sky. Rain falls from the blue sky which provides water for the cattle.
Orange - Symbolizes hospitality. The association with cattle is that visitors are served cows milk from orange gourds.
Yellow - like orange yellow also symbolizes hospitality. The animal skins on visitors beds are yellow.
Green - symbolizes health and land. Cattle graze on the green grass of the land.
Black - represents the people and the struggles they must endure.

Our December Jewelry Bazaar Mixer was such a success, we're pleased to announce we're doing it again. Mark your calendar...
02/12/2018

Our December Jewelry Bazaar Mixer was such a success, we're pleased to announce we're doing it again. Mark your calendars for March 29, and join in the fun!

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