SembeneWALLA FILMS AND FRIENDS SERIES

April 17, at 6:45pm

In the Elm and Walnut Rooms

89 Minutes, Not Rated

Due to the Spring Book Sale, this movie has been moved to the third Monday in April. To speak of African cinema is to speak the name of Ousmane Sembene. Known as "the Father of African film," this was no easy title to bear, as shown in this personal essay about one of the world's greatest artists. Sembene! takes you from Dakar, Senegal, to the docks of Marseille, France, to New York City. In a career spanning 40 years, Sembene tasted the highs and the lows, only to re-invent himself with a powerful blend of documentary, French New Wave, and Realism, creating films that shocked the sociopolitical power structures of the day. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.