Penda Diakité

Penda Diakite Graduated from CalArts in Film/Video in 2014. She is currently working on the third part of a series of short experimental films exploring her  thoughts and experiences as bi-cultural a woman of color. Her first two shorts of the series are 'Diary of Reflection' and 'Words From a Silence.' 

Penda's latest documentary 'Tanti's Winter Vacation' followed a young girl and her neighborhood friends in Mali West Africa, capturing their childhood experiences during their winter break from school.

Penda is currently working on a second documentary titled 'Skin;' focusing on what skin means to people throughout the world through music and poetry. This work in progress is inspired by Penda's poem 'Skin,' available below: 

Screenings:

2017 Film Screening Words From A Silence by Penda Diakite, film gallery Schräge, Kassel, Germany


2016 Film Screening Words From A Silence and Diary of Reflection by Penda Diakite, RACC’s Night Life: Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest,Portland, OR


2016 Film Screening Words From A Silence and Diary of Reflection by Penda Diakite, 22nd Annual African American Marketplace Festival, Los Angeles, CA 


2016 Film Screening Words From A Silence, by Penda Diakite, ‘San Diego Underground Film Festival'

San Diego, CA 


2015 Film Screening Words From A Silence, by Penda Diakite, ‘Video Guerrilha Campinas,’ São Paulo, Brazil



2015 Film Screening Diary of Reflection by Penda Diakite, ‘Afro Punk Fest,' Brooklyn, NY 2015 Film Screening Words From A Silence, Diary of Reflection, Striped, Un Monde de Femmes, Bombs are Toys, by Penda Diakite, ‘Attaquer Le Visible’ at La Mutinerie, Paris, France 


2015 Film Screening Diary of Reflection by Penda Diakite, ‘Black Radical Imagination’ and ’Afro Punk Fest,’

Brooklyn, NY


2015 Film Screening Words From A Silence by Penda Diakite, Positivus Festival, N Latvia, Salacgriva 


2015 Film Screening Words From A Silence by Penda Diakite, Ann Arbor Film Festival Expanding Frames Panel Series, Ann Arbor, MI 


2015 Film Screening Words From A Silence by Penda Diakite, 25th Cascade Festival of African Films,

Portland, OR


2014 Film Screening Words From A Silence by Penda Diakite, Roy and Edna Disney RedCat Theater;

Los Angeles, CA 


2013 Film Screening Tanti’s Winter Vacation Roy and Edna Disney RedCat Theater; Los Angeles, CA 


2013 Film Screening Diary of Reflection By Penda Diakite, Riverside International Film Festival; Riverside, CA 


2013 Film Screening Un Monde de Femmes By Penda Diakite, Riverside International Film Festival;

Riverside, CA 


2013 Film Screening Tanti’s Winter Vacation by Penda Diakite, 23rd Cascade Festival of African Films,

Portland, OR 


2012 Film Screening Diary of Reflection by Penda Diakite, Roy and Edna Disney RedCat Theater; Los Angeles, CA 



2008 Film Screening Welcome to Mali by Penda Diakite,16th Cascade Festival of African Films;

Portland, OR