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

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