The Schomburg center to host a free screening of Sembene!

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host on May 26, 2016, at 6:30 pm a free screening of Sembene!, a film told through the never-before-seen archival footage of colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo. Sembene! tells the story … Read More

New York African Film Festival heads to Maysles Cinema

L-R: Dennis Lim, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Angelique Kidjo, and Mahen Bonneti After opening at Film Society of Lincoln Center on May 4, 2016 with Tanna, the astounding feature debut of Bentley Dean and Martin Butler and the first feature shot entirely in … Read More

Film on Sembene opens today at Lincoln Center

Sembene!, the story of the “father of African cinema,”, told by a close friend and autobiographer Samba Gadjigo opens today in New York at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, a self-taught novelist and filmmaker fought against enormous odds … Read More

20th New York African Film Festival kicks off with screening of Guelwaar

L-R: Abderrahmane Sissako, Samba Gadjigo, Mahen Bonettti, founder of  the New York African Film Festival  and Frances Bodomo  By Isseu Diouf-Campbell The 20th New York African Film Festival kicked off with a reception and screening of Guelwaar, a film directed … Read More