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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

08/15/2018

Retweeted Stanley Nelson (@StanleyNelson1):

A5: I wish that more young Black folks would try their hand at doc filmmaking. The barriers to entry are lower than ever, there are online courses and great programs for working people. #AFROPUNKSOLUTIONSESSIONS

We are honored to screen John Kani's film
08/15/2018
JohnKani on Twitter

We are honored to screen John Kani's film

“The night Winston Ntshona and I won the Tony Awards for Best Actor On Broadway. Memories that cannot taken from me not even by time. I miss you Mhlobo”

True.  Like the series very much on I must admit that I watched the 1st because of Mahershala Ali
08/07/2018
astroblk. on Twitter

True. Like the series very much on I must admit that I watched the 1st because of Mahershala Ali

“rewatching luke cage and forgot how good of an actor mahershala ali is”

True Dectective Season 1 is a series that I have watched in its entiriey 11 times.  I was so very happy to here you will...
08/07/2018
IndieWire on Twitter

True Dectective Season 1 is a series that I have watched in its entiriey 11 times. I was so very happy to here you will se in Season 3. Looking forward

“#TrueDetective: Nic Pizzolatto Praises Season 3 Ozark Setting, Mahershala Ali Says Role Was the ‘Exhausting’ One He Wanted https://t.co/28vJG19KjQ”

07/21/2018

I have seen local police officers on bikes in Bakery Square question little Black kids about get a glass of water and putting sugar in Coffee Tree Roasters....

I think our library fines are going up.

07/21/2018

Thanks Fred Logan for pulling my coat to this. What amazed me was that, the former archivist admitted to the theft and the participation of the co-owner of Calaban Books yet these dudes were still walking around. The last two inventories at the library - 1991 and 2017

Retweeted Sabira Bushra (@SembeneFilmFest):Speak the Truth https://t.co/XjITWrd23Q
07/19/2018
Rev. Dr. Barber on Twitter

Retweeted Sabira Bushra (@SembeneFilmFest):

Speak the Truth https://t.co/XjITWrd23Q

“Republicans are now asking what they should do with Trump. Here’s an idea: what would you have done if it were Obama? Do that.”

07/19/2018

Speak the Truth

I follow Colin Kaepernick but did not realize he was recognized by Amnesty International.  I'm honored to share this htt...
07/18/2018
Colin Kaepernick on Twitter

I follow Colin Kaepernick but did not realize he was recognized by Amnesty International. I'm honored to share this https://t.co/tScBhV9KdH

““I would like 2 thank Amnesty International 4 The Ambassador of Conscience Award.But in truth,this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers.” @amnesty @yourrightscamp @RAVisionMedia”

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...

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