Sunday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. | In first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of Sembène’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans—after Ibrahima receives 25,000 francs, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans. MANDABI—an adaptation of a novella by the director himself—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Film, Valladolid International Film Festival
Ousmane Sembène Centennial: We celebrate the centennial of Ousmane Sembène, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, and the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century with a selection of some of his most acclaimed work. View full series.
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