SEMBENE!

By Samba GADJIGO, Jason SILVERMAN

THE FILM SALES COMPANY - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2015

A freedom fighter who used stories as weapons: meet Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema.

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& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2015
World Documentaries
Festival de Cannes 2015
Cannes Classics
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Biography
    • Countries
    • USA, SENEGAL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH, WOLOF
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Samba GADJIGO, Jason SILVERMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jason SILVERMAN, Samba GADJIGO
    • Synopsis
    • In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the “father of African cinema,” against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give Africans a voice.
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