Ousmane Sembene (1923-2007)

Ousmane Sembene, the Senegalese film-maker and writer , and certainly one of the major African artists of the second part of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 84. Here the wikipedia entry and here the more substantial California Newsreel article by Samba Gadjigo which opens with the following quote by Mel Hondo: “Of all African film directors, Sembene is the first to confer value to images.” Here, a … Read more Ousmane Sembene (1923-2007)