DJAMBAR, SEMBENE THE UNSUBMISSIVE
[DJAMBAR, SEMBENE L'INSOUMIS]
This important tribute to one of Africa's most visionary directors, film lovers, filmmakers and journalists takes us on a journey through the life and work of the late Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene, who died in 2007. Set partly on Yoff's Beach, a fishing village where Sembene lived, this potent documentary includes excerpts from his films and written texts, plus clips of his teaching the Art of Cinema in Cannes in 2005 and interviews featuring friends and admirers like Danny Glover, Charles Burnett and Haile Gerima. Official Selection, 2017 FESPACO, 2018 Durban International Film Festival, 2019 Pan African Film and Arts Festival. (Note adapted from the Pan African Film and Arts Festival.) DIR/SCR/PROD Eric Mbappé Bodoulé Sosso; SCR Yves Jezequel. Senegal/Cameroon/France, 2017, color, 85 min. In English and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.