Sembène! + panel discussion
Sembene season 33 films throughout August full details at www.bfi.org.uk
A comprehensive portrait of Senegalese polymath Ousmane Sembène who helped transform African cinema.Director Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman With Fatoumata Coulibaly, Alain Sembène USA 2015. 89min Digital Certificate 12A
This is the perfect introduction to the extraordinary life and work of Ousmane Sembène. The documentary brings together rare archive footage and exclusive materials, alongside interviews, animated sequences and film extracts to depict the life of a man who used his creative powers to educate people, challenge power and speak on behalf of the marginalised. Following the screening, Desta Haile, Director of Film Africa, will chair a discussion with writers and creatives, who will respond to the film and the Sembène season.
Joint ticket available with the screening of Ceddo + intro on Saturday 5 August. £14, concessions £11 (non-Members pay £2 more). Book in person at the box office www.bfi.org.uk or by phone on 020 7928 3232.