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Sembene! : the inspiring story of the father of African cinema [electronic resource].

Gadjigo, Samba, 1954- (film director,, screenwriter,, producer.). Silverman, Jason, 1968- (film director,, screenwriter,, producer.). Myhr, Ken, (composer.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Directed by Jason Silverman. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 86 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Kino Lorber , 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Jason Silverman.
Participant or Performer Note: Ousmane Sembene.
Summary, etc.: 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?
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007.
Motion picture producers and directors > Senegal.
Motion pictures > Africa > History.

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