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Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, an African freedom fighter, uses stories as weapons.

Cast & Crew

Ousmane Sembene
Mbissine Thérèse Diop
Samba Gadjigo
Screenwriter
Jason Silverman
Screenwriter
Dan Cogan
Executive Producer
William T. Conway
Executive Producer
Andrew Pinkes
Executive Producer
Ken Myhr
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Critic Reviews for Sembene!

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  • A useful and entertaining overview of Sembne's life and career

    February 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Majors in the Senegalese's trailblazing; most notably the fact that he was responsible for the first film shot by a black African.

    October 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A richly crafted documentary that serves as an enlightening tribute to the filmmaker who masterfully tapped into the medium's wide-reaching socio-political potential.

    November 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • For a filmmaker who believed in giving Africans their own voice, it seems appropriate to offer such an unvarnished portrait.

    November 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Sembene! should be a major step in drawing attention back to a titan of world cinema, whose influence was never contained by the frame, or the screen.

    November 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Each time we see an image of Sembene with a camera in this documentary, it still feels like a revolutionary statement.

    November 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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