One Hour Intro: Ousmane Sembene

Films such as BLACK GIRL, XALA, CEDDO and most recently, MOOLAADÉ have led Ousmane Sembene to be hailed as ‘the father of African Cinema’. Lindiwe Dovey will discuss the now octogenarian filmmaker and author who was indeed the first African director to reach international attention and whose work in literature and film has consistently addressed social and political issues in both his native Senegal and Africa. This talk will be led by Lindiwe Dovey who holds a PhD in African Cinema and literature; co-founded and directs the Cambridge African Film Festival and has also made a number of short films.Tickets: £2.50 full / £2.00 concs (includes £1 off any film in the Black World season)