Rebel With a Camera: The Cinema of Ousmane Sembène
Dans plusieurs salles de différentes villes du Royaume-Uni : Londres, Sheffield, Inverness, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Dundee, Cardiff, Keswick, Birmingham


Rebel With a Camera: The Cinema of Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène, otherwise known as the father of African cinema, is one of the key figures of world cinema, and yet his works-still relevant today-remain unknown to many. Through this programme we will explore his work through the new and highly acclaimed documentary SEMBÈNE!, capturing the life of this prolific filmmaker. This will be screened alongside three of Sembène’s films explored in the documentary: Xala, Moolaadé and Black Girl, each of which was in itself a key and groundbreaking work of world cinema.

The programme is coordinated by Aya Distribution with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Films in this package:
La noire de… (Black Girl)
Senegal/France 1966 / French with English subtitles / / 1h5m mins – Rated 12A
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Cast: Mbissine Thérése Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene.
The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar.

Xala (The Curse)
Senegal/France 1974 / French and Wolof with English subtitles / / 2h3m mins – Rated 12A
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Cast: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Myriam Niang, Douta Seck, Makhouredia Gueye.
A businessman is struck with impotence and his attempts at a cure prove disastrous.

Senegal/France/Burkina Faso/Cameroon/Morocco/Tunisia, 2004 / Bambara and French with English subtitles / / 2h mins – Rated 15
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Cast: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Héléne Diarra, Salimata Traoré.
Colle Gallo Ardo Sy, a circumcised woman, has managed to help her only daughter escape from the ritual of ‘purification’ organised every seven years.Now that the next ritual is about to happen, four young girls have fled from the village to escape from excision

Senegal/US 2015 / English, French and Wolof with English subtitles / Documentary / 1h2 mins – Rated 12A
Directors: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman
In 1952, Ousmane Sembène, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa

Edinburgh, 6 October 2016 / 8:30, Filmhouse
Newcastle, 7 October 2016 / 6.10pm, Tyneside Cinema
Manchester, 8 October 2016 6.10pm, HOME
Leeds, 9 October 2016 / 2.30pm, Picture House
Sheffield, 10 October 2016 / 6pm, Showroom Workstation
Nottingham, 11 October 2016 / 6.45pm (2 additional screenings in bluray lounge on 12 Nov), Broadway Cinema
London, 14 October 2016 / 5 screenings October, Picturehouse Central
London, 14 October 2016 / 6.30pm, Ritzy,
Milton Keynes, 11 November 2016 / 7.30pm, MK Independent Cinema
London, 12 November 2016 TBC, ICA
Birmingham, 13 November 2016 8pm, mac Birmingham
Keswick, 14 November 2016 6pm, Alhambra
Dundee, 16 November 2016 6pm, DCA
Glasgow, 17 November 2016, GFT
Cardiff, 18 November 2016 / 6pm, Chapter
London, 19 November 2016 / 6.30PM, Genesis
Cardiff, 19 November 2016 / 8.40pm, Chapter
London, 20 November 2016 / 1.15pm, Phoenix
Cardiff, 22 November 2016 / 10.30am, Chapter
Cardiff, 23 November 2016 / 8.40pm, Chapter
Cardiff, 24 November 2016 / 2.30pm, 6.15pm, Chapter
Inverness, 1 December 2016, Eden Court