Sembene – “The father of African cinema” – Tyneside this week AND SPECIAL PRICE OFFER

SEMBÉNE – a new programme at Tyneside Cinema

Ousmane Sembéne, otherwise known as the father of African cinema, is one of the key figures of world cinema, and yet his works – still relevant today – remain unknown to many. This programmeexplores his work, including the new and highly acclaimed documentary Sembéne.



FRI 7 OCTOBER, 18:10

Dirs. Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman.

Senegal & USA 2015. 1hr 29mins. In English

& French with English subtitles.

Director Samba Gadjigo will be at the Tyneside for a live Q&A for his film telling the unbelievable true story of the ‘father of African cinema,’ the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds and a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans.



SAT 8 OCTOBER, 13:00

Dir. Ousmane Sembéne. Senegal 2004. 2hrs.

In French with English subtitles

Regarded as Sembéne’s masterpiece, Moolade follows Collé, an African woman fighting to protect a group of girls fleeing their ‘purification’ ceremony. A moving and life-affirming film that argues against the African practice of female circumcision.

More information about this programme can be found at


There is a special price offer of  £4 tickets for Sembene and Moolade for those who follow Waka Waka – to redeem it  just say ‘Semebene offer’ when booking tickets in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or when calling 0191 227 5500.

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