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Ousmane Sembène Retrospective

See a retrospective of films by groundbreaking Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène at the Sydney Film Festival.

One of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Ousmane Sembène, will have his films screened at Sydney Film Festival this June in a stunning retrospective series.

Often regarded as “the father of African cinema” and the creator of the first ever African-language feature film, Sembène ushered in a new wave of African cinema. Sincere, empowering, and visually spectacular, he captured the everyday lives of Senegalese people whilst sharply critiquing the legacy of colonialism in his country.

A huge influence on the filmmakers of today, including Martin Scorsese, Sembène changed world cinema forever. With these films rarely screened, and seldom streamed, this is your only chance to experience his seminal filmography.

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