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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08/17/2020
Sabira Cole Film Festival

Thank you for supporting Sembene Film Festival over the years.
Please make sure to add Sabira Cole Film Festival to stay up to date with upcoming events and online programming presented by the family and friends of Sabira Cole.

Excerpt from the Q&A with filmmakers Donna Roberts & Chip Hoffman after the film screening for Yemanja. Hosted by Mike Hill of SCFF and Abby Lembersky from @cityofasylum

We at Sabira Cole Film Festival are proud to continue  the memory of Sabira Cole by re-presenting one of the most well a...
07/12/2020
The Untold Story of Emmett Till presented by Sabira Cole Film Festival - Crowdcast

We at Sabira Cole Film Festival are proud to continue the memory of Sabira Cole by re-presenting one of the most well attended programs she curated at The City of Asylum.

JOIN US on MONDAY night! We’re so excited to welcome back filmmaker #KeithBeauchamp and historian #HerbBoyd 🖤🖤🖤

Registration is FREE! 😊😊😊😊 The event is ONLINE. Click the link!

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/Emmett-Till/register?utm_campaign=discover&utm_source=crowdcast&utm_medium=discover_web

Register now for Show Must Go (On)line Pgh's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Monday July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT.

RIP to Sabira Cole, founder and curator of Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival. We thank you for your patronage and invite...
02/27/2020

RIP to Sabira Cole, founder and curator of Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival. We thank you for your patronage and invite you to pay your respects. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

Only a few seats left for Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first-ever feature documentary on revoluti...
02/17/2020

Only a few seats left for Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first-ever feature documentary on revolutionary artist/activist Lorraine Hansberry. Presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Program Partner: City of Asylum.

Go here for tickets: https://tinyurl.com/wkxqkln

Dear Sembène Family and Friends,Thanks for joining us this past Saturday for the screening of the Revolutionary artist/a...
02/17/2020

Dear Sembène Family and Friends,

Thanks for joining us this past Saturday for the screening of the Revolutionary artist/activist Gil Scott-Heron. To show our appreciation here’s Gil performing at the Artists Against Apartheid Freedom Festival in 1988.

Johannesburg
https://tinyurl.com/sgasznj

"All the dreams you show up in are not your own." - Gil Scott Heron. Thanks to all the people supporting our Film Festiv...
02/16/2020

"All the dreams you show up in are not your own."
- Gil Scott Heron.

Thanks to all the people supporting our Film Festival and everyone who came to the screening of Black Wax yesterday.

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02/12/2020

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02/12/2020

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart screens Monday, Feb. 24th at 7 PM.

01/31/2020

Many thanks to Marcus Rediker, Tony Buba and the staff at the Pitt Community Engagement Center in Homewood for all your support of the screening of Ghosts of Amistad - In the Footsteps of the Rebels last night at CEC.

We had a great turnout and lively conversation

More Films to follow! A Luta Continua!

Please visit our channel on VIMEO and listen to our podcast, a second of a series.Big Ups to Brother Mike Canton for mak...
01/17/2020

Please visit our channel on VIMEO and listen to our podcast, a second of a series.

Big Ups to Brother Mike Canton for making it happen

https://vimeo.com/sembenefilmfestival

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01/13/2020

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Reknown Jazz Great Richie Cole joins the Sembene Film Festival on 12/16 with the screening of Eddie Jefferson Live at th...
12/03/2019

Reknown Jazz Great Richie Cole joins the Sembene Film Festival on 12/16 with the screening of Eddie Jefferson Live at the Jazz Showcase.

Mr. Cole appears in the film and will speak on his relationship with friend and mentor Eddie Jefferson. Tickets at alphabetcity.org

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12/03/2019

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The film on the incomprable Lorraine Hansberry launches the season our the 11th international african film festival dedi...
11/20/2019

The film on the incomprable Lorraine Hansberry launches the season our the 11th international african film festival dedicated to Ousmane Sembene. Seats are still available!

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
10/29/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA

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10/08/2019

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Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
10/08/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA

06/25/2019
Free Movie for Kids and their Families!The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun - Saturday, June 29th 3 PMAlphabet City Get Free...
06/24/2019

Free Movie for Kids and their Families!

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun - Saturday, June 29th 3 PM
Alphabet City Get Free Tickets https://tinyurl.com/y39ua9vt
This is a story about, Sili, a young girl who, on crutches, challenges the status quo becoming the 1st girl to sell the daily newspaper (The Sun)

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05/31/2019

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Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
05/20/2019

Sembene: The Film & Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA

THE GIANT IS FALLING screens Thursday, April 25th at 6 PM at Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in Homewood.In TGIF, the...
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.
https://tinyurl.com/y64oj8f5

Christopher Scott of True Conviction
04/04/2019

Christopher Scott of True Conviction

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04/04/2019

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04/04/2019

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03/10/2019

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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

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