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.
SEMBÉNE 15 – PLUS DIRECTOR Q&A
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 http://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/semebene
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.