Ousmane Sembène, otherwise known as the father of African cinema, is one of the key figures of world cinema, and yet his works, still relevant today, remain unknown to many. Through this programme we will explore his work through the new and highly acclaimed documentary SEMBENE! capturing the life of this prolific filmmaker. This will be screened alongside Black Girl one of Sembène's films explored in the documentary Black Girl, which was in itself a key and groundbreaking work of world cinema.
The programme is coordinated by Just Festival in partnership with Africa in Motion with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.