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African Film

Sundance: Directors Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo on SEMBENE!'s Rich Legacy

Kristin McCracken | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though it's a cliché for a Sundance Film Festival premiere to be called "a labor of love," never has the term been more apt than with Sembene!, Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo's impassioned biopic of Ousmane Sembène, "the father of African cinema."

A Screaming Man at Cannes: Chad Director Speaks About Failed Fathers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It's the only film from sub-Saharan Africa in the Competition at Cannes: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun's deeply sad movie about a father, fired from his job as a pool attendant, who betrays his own son.