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Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman's "Sembene!", a documentary profiling the life of acclaimed Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene, will be screening across the country in the coming months. Widely considered the father of African cinema, Sembene passed away two months after his masterwork, "Moolaade" (2004) was screened at Ebertfest in 2007. Roger Ebert wrote that it was "the kind of film that can only be made by a director whose heart is in harmony with his mind."
Here are the confirmed screening dates for "Sembene!" (click on each venue for more info):
February 2nd: University of Colorado, Muenzinger Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado
February 7th, 19th & 21st: Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu, Hawaii
February 9th: Vancity Theater in Vancouver, Canada
February 17th & 19th: Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio
March 24th: ArtsEmerson in Boston, Massachusetts
March 24th: DocYard, Brattle Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts
March 25th & 27th: Sonoma Film Institute in Sonoma, California
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