Documentary recalls the life of “father of African” film

Documentary recalls the life of “father of African” film
Documentary recalls the life of “father of African” film

Documentary recalls the life of “father of African” film

Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène is often referred to as the “father of African cinema.” Sembène only had an elementary school education but became one of Africa’s most celebrated directors. A new documentary, ‘Sembene!’ tells the story of his life. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman, join us to talk about the film and the life of Ousmane Sembène. It’s showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Guests: Milos Stehlik is the director of Facets Multimedia Jason Silverman is the co-director of ‘Sembene!’ Samba Gadjigo is the co-director of ‘Sembene!’