Sabira Cole Film Festival - "Away from Home" Revolution From AfarFriday, November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 2.5 hrs)
The 1st annual Sabira Cole Film Festival ventures online for 2020, inviting viewers into a new virtual space that continues to bring the Pittsburgh community a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora. This year’s festival brings not just dynamic features and short films but also live events with filmmakers and local organizations. Find the full festival schedule here: SCFF2020
“Away from Home” feature film: Revolution From Afar ثورة من بعيد
These films analyze the minds of people who have been uprooted for their original home, whether that be of their own accord or by someone else. The night will end with the SCFF prizewinner panel and the announcement of the Viewer’s Choice award.
6:00 PM The Snake Charmer (Short Film)
6:33 PM A Date in the Dark (Short Film)
6:45 PM Dafa Metti (Difficult) (Short Film)
7:02 PM Revolution from Afar
- 8:10 PM LIVE Panel: SCFF Viewers Choice Award
About Revolution from Afar: Sudanese-American poets and musicians engage in performances and a conversation around third culture identity and the revolution in Sudan, from which they have been physically cut off.
“Sabira Cole Film Festival is an international juried feature and short film competition. SCFF awards prizes to emerging filmmakers in the 3 categories: Geraldine B Hill Award for children & youth, Sabira Cole Award for short form documentary, Sabira Cole Award for feature narrative or documentary. We centralize storytelling traditions of the Diaspora and global communities of color to control our image and narrative. We support and magnify the voices of tomorrow. SCFF was inspired by the decade long Sembéne Film Festival and was created to honor the legacy and memory of its leader Sabira Cole.” –Ogechi Chieke, Executive Director SCFF
Each night of SCFF will feature films varying in length and subject matter, based around connecting themes.