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Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène, the father of African cinema, honored with retrospective at Harvard Film Archive
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Ousmane Sembène, the father of African cinema, honored with retrospective at Harvard Film Archive
Senegalese filmmaker and writer Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007) has been dubbed the father of African cinema. His work staunchly protested colonialism, racism, capitalism and patriarchy, and he created films in Africa for African audiences during a time when foreign markets were prioritized.
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