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  • Guelwaar

    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1992 • France, Germany, Senegal, United States
    Starring Thierno Ndiaye Doss, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Myriam Niang

    “Guelwaar” is the nickname of Pierre Henri Thioune (Thierno Ndiaye), a political radical and agitator whose criticism of Senegal’s reliance on foreign aid ru...

  • Borom sarret

    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1963 • Senegal

    This groundbreaking short film, which won first prize at the 1963 Touris Film Festival in France, was the directorial debut of Ousmane Sembène.

    Restored in 2013 by the Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Éclair, in association wit...

  • Niaye

    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1964 • Senegal
    Starring Sow, Astou Ndiaye, Mame Dia

    In this early short film, adapted from his own novella “White Genesis,” Ousmane Sembène offers a portrait of a Senegalese village in decline, where the chief has impregnated his own daughter, a soldier has come bac...