Crew : Samba Gadjigo
Available Date : 04/19/2016
Release Year : 2015
Running Time : 86
UPC : 738329203429
Country : U.S., Senegal
Language: English, French, Wolof
Subject : Film Studies, 20th Century Politics - 20th Century Politics, African Studies
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In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells 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. SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, SEMBENE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more?

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Bonus Features: 5.1 Surround, Making of Moolaade (2005), Moolaade in Soudiane, On Sembene: reflections from Angela Davis, Youssou N'Dour, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Cheikh Hamidou Kane and more, Samba's Story

Publish Date : 2016-04-19
  • Jason Silverman - Director
  • Samba Gadjigo - Director
  • Ousmane Sembene - Himself
  • Samba Gadjigo - Editor


"An enormously moving portrait of the profound way that art can transform those who come in contact with it." -Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

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