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Friday Night Films

Sembene!

11.11.2016

Sembene! (2015)

Dir. Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman / Cert. 12A / 89mins

Friday 11 November 2016 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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The film will be introduced by Sembene! writer, director and producer Jason Silverman. Milton Keynes based film and TV producer Nana Oguntola will lead a Q+A session after the screening. 

 

In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. Sembene!, a feature-length HD documentary, tells the unbelievable true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans. Sembene! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, Sembene! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembéne reinvent himself once more?

 

 

Genre: 

Documentary / Biography / History

November 2016

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, and soft drinks.

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900.