SEMBÈNE Consortium Members

SEMBÈNE – The Film & Arts Festival



Brenda Berrian, Ph.D., Professor of Africana Studies, English and Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.


Edda Fields-Black, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.


Sabira Bushra is the Executive Director, the Partnership for Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention and Festival Program Coordinator


Mbye Cham, Ph.D., Chairman of the African Studies Department at Howard University, Washington, DC.


Fred Logan, Community activist extraordinaire and Africana film lover.


Saihou O. Njie, Pittsburgh-based artist and native of the Gambia, West Africa, specializing in photography and multimedia arts.


Anthony B. Mitchell, D. Ed., is on the faculty of Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus where he teaches undergraduate courses in African and African-American Studies.

K. Mensah Wali, Artistic Director of Kente Arts Alliance