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Sembene!

The unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema. The self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans.
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Overview

The unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema. The self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans.

About

Jason Silverman is an award-winning film producer and longtime festival director. He has produced large-scale events for the Smithsonian, the Lensic Center for the Arts, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Lannan Foundation.

By This Director

Samba Gadjigo, the director of the documentary Making of Moolaade, is the world’s foremost expert on the life and work of Ousmane Sembene and author of Sembene’s official biography, published in English as Ousmane Sembene: The Making of a Militant Artist by the Indiana University Press, and in French as Ousmane Sembene: Un Conscience Africaine. He was born and raised in Kidira, Senegal, was educated at the University of Dakar and the University of Illinois, and is professor of African Studies and French at Mt. Holyoke College, where he has taught since 1986.

By This Director

Sembene!

01: Sembene!

The unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema. The self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans.

89 min