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.

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.

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

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


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