About

Sisters in Cinema was founded as a resource for and about African American women media makers. Our mission is to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate

What We Do

Sisters in Cinema builds a pipeline of diverse, creative talent and audiences through:

media production

We produce films and other media that celebrate the works and lives of female African-American filmmakers.

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A Scholar track

The Sisters in Cinema archive assists those who wish to learn more about the rich and understudied history of African American women filmmakers.

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Events

We host video screenings, lectures and workshops.

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A career support network

We provide mentoring, counseling and industry contacts for anyone working or who wishes to work in creative media industries

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a pre-professional educational program

We teach media-making to young women of color.

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Our Team

Syrena Bodden-Alexander

Syrena Bodden-Alexander is the board secretary for Sisters in Cinema and an assistant principal for Chicago Public Schools.

Syrena Bodden-Alexander
Anita Welbon

Anita Welbon is the board treasurer of Sisters in Cinema and a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Anita Welbon
Christina Smith

Chris Smith is the board vice-chair of Sisters in Cinema and the co-founder of Affinity Community Services.

Christina Smith
Yvonne Welbon

Yvonne Welbon is Founder of the Chicago-based non-profit, Sisters in Cinema and a Senior Creative Consultant at Chicken & Egg Pictures.

Yvonne Welbon

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