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Sembène! / Impact Partners ; New Mexico Media Partners ; in association with SNE Partners, Joaquim Duarte Gomes, Wavelength Productions ; with support from Ford Foundation Justfilms, The Sundance Institute, Cinereach, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie ; producers, Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo ; a film by Samba Gadijgo, Jason Silverman.

Gadjigo, Samba, 1954- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Silverman, Jason, 1968- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Myhr, Ken, (composer.). Impact Partners (Firm), (production company.). New Mexico Media Partners (Firm), (production company.). Wavelength Productions. (Added Author). Sundance Institute. (Added Author). JustFilms (Firm) (Added Author). Cinereach (Firm) (Added Author). Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. (Added Author). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher.). Editor, Ricardo Acosta ; original score by Ken Myhr ; animations by Edwina White, James Dunlap. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 921 SEMBENE, OUSMANE (Text) 31951004113616 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a documentary film in 2015.
Special features: Making of Moolaadé (2005) ; On Sembène: reflections from Angela Davis, Youssou N'Dour, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Cheikh Hamidou Kane and more ; featurette on Samba's childhood ; featurette on a film screening in Senegal ; trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Ricardo Acosta ; original score by Ken Myhr ; animations by Edwina White, James Dunlap.
Summary, etc.:
Ousmane Semb̀ne was a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout who became the self-taught father of African cinema who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1:78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
In English and French with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007.
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007 > Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture producers and directors > Senegal > Biography.
Motion pictures > Africa > History.
Motion picture producers and directors > Senegal > History and criticism.
Senegalese fiction (French) > Black authors.
Artists > Senegal > History and criticism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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