Warc, Galle Ceddo, Cacsen and Daaray Semben launch Sembene Across the Continent celebrating the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker’s death.
The West African Research Center(WARC), on Tuesday, June 6, 2017,convened and hosted a press conference to advertise a major event scheduled to kick off on Friday June 9 to celebrate the achievements of the Father of African Cinema, Sembene Ousmane.
The press conference featured Professor Samba Gadjigo(Mount Holyoke College, Mass. USA) author of several books and articles on Sembene and of the celebrated documentary titled Sembene!, sitting next to well-known Senegalese filmmakers Ben Diogaye Beye and Mansour Sora Wade.
Reporters were informed that for three days running (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 9, 10, 11) the documentary Sembene! will be shown in up to 35 african countries. In Senegal, the same documentary will be shown along with well-known films by Sembene such as Gelwaar, Emitai, Mandat-Bi, La Noire de….in various locations including the capital Dakar, Pikine, Guediawaye, Saint Louis, Thies, Tambacounda, Toubacouta, Sokone etc…..
Events in Senegal are jointly organized by the West African Research Center (WARC), Galle Ceddo (established in the USA), Cacsen and Dararay Sembene(Senegal)