Sabira Cole Film Festival: Winner's Circle Screenings Night 1

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Watch Online 2021-11-19 7:00 PM 2021-11-19 8:15 PM America/New_York Sabira Cole Film Festival: Winner's Circle Screenings Night 1 - Alphabet City

This is a virtual-only event streamed on City of Asylum’s virtual platform City of Asylum @ Home. 

Celebrate the 2nd annual Sabira Cole Film Festival with online screenings that deliver a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora.

The Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) centralizes 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

This year’s festival features screenings of the 2021 first prize winners in every category + a dynamic live panel of experts.

Night 1 Program:

  • Tenor – First Prize Children’s Film  (13 minute run time)
  • Remember Their Roots — Hometown Hero Prize (9 minute run time)
  • Dancing in My Sadness – First Prize Short Film (4 minute run time)
  • Panel discussion


Grassroots movements & Guerilla Filmmaking (30 min)

Jesse Andrews: Novelist & Screenwriter – Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, PIXAR’s Luca

Shonathan Lindsay: Director – Apocalypshit, The Secret to Ballin

Steven Haines: Microcinema Presenter, Pittsburgh, PA

Piper Carter: Water Rights Activist, We Found Hip Hop, SCFF21 Best Short, 2nd Prize

Read more about the films below

Tenor: The story of a children’s hidden inner pain after his father illegally migrates to another country through a dangerous middleman. The struggles and harassment of immigrants are told through one boy’s desire to play football.
Director: Rahi Abdullah (Bangladesh) 




Remember Their Roots: a documentary about the impactful influence Black musicians have on the American music industry.
Director: Eden Strachan




Dancing in my Sadness: An animate hip-hop music video that tells the common story of a traffic stop going downhill, involving a young Black man and a White police officer.
Director: Casual Affairs (France)



Event Details

November 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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