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VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

DATE & TIME: May 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE FILM: Sembene! tells the story of the self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, who fought–against enormous odds–a 50-year battle to give Africans the power to tell their own stories. The film is told through the never-before-seen archival and verite footage of colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo. It follows an ordinary man who transforms himself from a manual laborer into a fearless and often polarizing spokesman for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. Director Samba Gadjigo will join us for a post-screening discussion.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

PRESS 
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Adenike Olanrewaju at adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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