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SEMBENE! Film: Free Screening in Accra on June 10
June 10, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A decade after the demise of Ousmane Sembene, the “Father of African Cinema”, his 50-year legacy lives on and is captured in the award-winning biographical documentary Sembene! by Samba Gadjigo, Ousmane Sembene’s official biographer. From his first film Borom Saret (1962) to world-renowned classic Black Girl (1966), Ousmane Sembene’s work, passion and very life have been testament to his belief in Africa and is an undeniable body of art which has inspired generations of African creatives and filmmakers. The award-winning SEMBENE! film captures the life, work and art of the late Ousmane Sembene and will be screened for free across the world on the 10th anniversary of his demise. In the words of director Samba Gadjigo, “Sembene Across Africa is designed to inspire anyone working for African progress.”
Discover the empowering, innovative and unapologetically African storytelling of Ousmane Sembene and share in the amazing story of one of Africa’s greats on the 10th anniversary of his demise by attending a free SEMBENE! screening across Africa and the Diaspora! Can’t make it to the screening in Accra? Find one near you or check out Vimeo for free streaming of the SEMBENE! film.
WHAT: Free Screening of Awardwinning film “Sembene!” (Watch Trailer below)
WHEN: Saturday June 10, 2017 at 7pm GMT
WHERE: Jamestown Cafe, Osu (Directions)
WHO: Film enthusiasts, makers, pan-Africanists, anyone who loves an inspiring story.
WHY: We’re taking Sembene across Africa!
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +233 05 326 4653
REVIEW: La Noire de… (Black Girl) by Ousmane Sembene