Sembene! + performance by Muntu Valdo @ Close-Up Cinema, London [15 August]

Sembene! + performance by Muntu Valdo


24
15
August
19:30 - 21:30

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Close-Up Cinema
97 Sclater Street, E1 6HR London, United Kingdom
We launch our Ousmane Sembène season with Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman's documentary Sembene!, preceded by a live performance with jazz guitarist and singer Muntu Valdo.

Sembene!
Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman
2015 | 90 min | Colour | Digital

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. Sembene!, a feature-length documentary, tells the unbelievable true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans. Sembene! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, Sembene! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalised, becoming a hero to millions.

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Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
Box Office: 02037847970

Part of our Ousmane Sembène season: bit.ly/OusmaneSembene
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