African Documentary


Directors: Samba GadjigoJason Silverman, Documentary, 89 min, Senegal, 2015

The Normandy Cinema is partnering with more than 50 institutions across Africa to share the story of Ousmane Sembene, the “father of African cinema,” who spent decades shaping a meaningful, visionary cinema for a newly independent Africa. The award-winning documentary film SEMBENE! created by Sembene’s biographer, premiered in competition at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, has screened throughout the world and was included in seven best-of-2015 lists, including a top-ten-of-2015 notice from New York magazine.

Charles T. Tshuma, the Founder and Creative Director of jAMaCre_Outernationale as Afrikan Airwaves | Cultural Capitals Express© is responsible for curating and bringing to the Festival the Sembene Across Africa Documentary for exclusive screening in collaboration with iMPAC Festival and The Open Window Institute.

Event Details

Name Sembene
Date Fri 18 Aug 18:30