If someone had to hold the title of father of African cinema, Ousmane Sembéne would be the most compelling candidate.
To be African means at some point to desire to leave. African cinema can provide solace for our tortured relationship to the West and our own continent.
Working-class men try unsuccessfully to integrate themselves into new economies in the films of Ousmane Sembene and Mrinal Sen.
An interview with Samba Gadjigo, the late Ousmane Sembene’s longtime friend and official biographer about the resurgence of Sembene’s work.
An Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako, director of films like 'La Vie Sur Terre,' 'Rostov-Luanda,' 'Waiting for Happiness' and 'Bamako.'
There are other film critics who are intellectual–like Stuart Klawans at The Nation, Armond White (he
Born in a small township near Gondar in northwest Ethiopia, Yityish Aynaw recently became the latest
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York African Film Festival. The Festival–from April
Ousmane Sembene's "Xala" (1974) is a powerful political narrative. At times edging toward the surreal, at others an acute depiction of the complexity of the freshly independent Senegal.
Scorcese not only restores prints of African cinema classics, he also counts Ousmane Sembene as one of cinema's greatest directors.