Sekiya Dorsett

Artemis Rising Visiting Filmmaker


Film Studies


406 Milstein Center


GLAAD award-winning filmmaker, Sekiya Dorsett centers a multidimensional Black experience. Bringing in to sharper focus the lives of Black women, queer folks, the working class and their intersections, Sekiya’s body of work is notable for its intimate storytelling. Her first feature, 2017’s “The Revival: Women and the Word” traversed the United States on tour with Black lesbian poets is distributed by Women Make Movies. In 2019, she directed a four-episode documentary series, “Stonewall 50: The Revolution,” for NBC News and NBCOut. The series’ deep dive into the historic uprising won a GLAAD Media Award and the award for Excellence in Digital Journalism from NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Recently, Sekiya was one of the cinematographers who brought “In Our Mother’s Gardens (Netflix),” a masterpiece of intergenerational Black woman confessional storytelling, to critical and audience acclaim. Sekiya's films have screened at Tribeca Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, the Brooklyn Museum, Frameline Film Fest and Outfest Film Festival. And her work has been featured in HuffPost, MIC, BuzzFeed & Essence. Sekiya holds a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College. She’s a fierce champion of her homebase, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The iconic neighborhood is the main character of her next project, I LOVE BED-STUY, a docu-fiction feature length love story and love letter to Brooklyn’s iconic neighborhood.

  • MFA Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts
  • BA Hunter College in Film/TV/Radio