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Njaimeh Njie // Filmmaker, Pop Up Premieres

Njaimeh Njie grew up in Stanton Heights. After attending Washington University and then traveling, she has come back to Pittsburgh and since stayed to develop her skills as a filmmaker and to connect with the local creative scene. Njaimeh balances the roles of filmmaker, producer, and event planner. Currently, she is working on a documentary that follows the lives of 50 black women in and around the city of Pittsburgh. She is also the woman behind Pop Up Premieres, an event that screens Black films (mostly ones that have not yet been screened). The goal of the event is to expose audiences to the diversities within the genre and allow for important discussions on race and representation to take place.

Both honest and passionate, Njaimeh talks about the representation of African-Americans in mainstream culture, the tendency of women to sell themselves short, and the pros and cons of validation. Be sure to check out the links below to find out what she is up to!

– Jennifer Huang

Njaimeh on the Internet

photo from Facebook