The “Father or African Cinema” passed away at age 84 at his home in Dakar, Senegal on Sunday. He came to prominence in the mid-sixties with his first feature, Black Girl, and made nine other features and numerous short films. His most recent film, Moolaadé screened at the Oak Street Cinema in 2005. Ousmane Sembène, his vision of the world, and his unique and dynamic perspective, will be sorely missed in the world’s film community.
See the New York Times Obituary for more information.