CULTURE & ARTS
11/02/2010 11:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ousmane Sembene's 'African Stories,' 9 Feature Films By The 'Father Of African Cinema'

WHO: Ousmane Sembene

WHAT: African Stories- Film Retrospective

WHEN: November 5- November 20, 2010

WHERE: Walker Art Center
Walker Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

WHY:

Africa, a continent full of stories both old and new, has over the last half century been affected by enormous political, social, and ecological change. Since shedding its long period of colonialism, it has seen newly formed governments, revived countries, and tribal alliances placed under severe pressure by conflicts over resources, foreign intervention, social customs, and religious differences. Perhaps no filmmaker captured these transformations better than Ousmane Sembene, the Senegalese artist who turned his own literature into film and became known as the father of African cinema.

(From: Walker Art Center)