In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE!, a feature-length HD documentary, tells the unbelievable true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans.
SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, SEMBENE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more?
MANDABI English Subtitles: https://youtu.be/c-n5AYFdFvE
MANDABI Sous-titres Français: https://youtu.be/FhswfHbcN90
XALA English Subtitles: https://youtu.be/amalxqo6xBg
XALA Sous-titres Français: https://youtu.be/–k_9PGIsDg
SEMBENE! English Subtitles: https://youtu.be/SF0ZKmt0Pp8
SEMBENE! Sous-titres Français: https://youtu.be/Mequ1Xrg5n