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Tribute to Jean-Pierre Bacri

©Jean-Pierre Bacri by Etienne Georges – NP – Sipa Alliance Française de Durban pays a tribute to the late director and actor, Jean-Pierre Bacri. French actor and movie director Jean-Pierre Bacri died of cancer in Paris on Monday, 18 January at the age of 69. Bacri, whose career started in the 80s, delivered, along with Agnes …

Discover Ousmane Sembene films, the “father of African cinema”

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.