2016 Edition's Long Documentary



  • Section :Long Documentary
  • Country :Senegal/USA
  • Production Year :2015
  • Runtime: 82 Minutes

    Director: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman

    Screenwriter: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman

    Cinematographer: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman

    Editor: Ricardo Acosta

    Print Contact: jas@cybermesa.com

    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 battle to give Africans a voice. “SEMBENE!” is told by the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials.

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