Whether it’s DeMille, Hitchcock, the Senegalese filmmaker Sembene ... we’re all walking in their footsteps every day. -- Martin Scorsese
The world’s leading expert on the life and work of the acclaimed Ousmane Sembene, Samba Gadjigo integrates more than 100 hours of exclusive material and rare archival footage into this explosive and intriguing documentary. The self-taught Sembene influenced generations of filmmakers over the course of his 50-year career by using cinema to tell essential African stories to Africans. Official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. Sembene was the subject of a 2010 retrospective at the Walker, in partnership with the University of Minnesota. 2015, DCP, 82 minutes.
Directors Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman will be present for introductions and post-screening discussions.
The matinee screening at 2 pm on Sunday, October 18, is a double feature with Sembene’s film Black Girl (La noire de…).