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    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1970 • Senegal

    This rarely seen 1970 short film by Ousmane Sembène is based on one of his own short stories and focuses on youth unemployment in Dakar.

  • Sembène: The Making of African Cinema

    Made by Manthia Diawara and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o in 1994, this documentary illuminates the philosophies and aesthetics of director Ousmane Sembène through conversations with Diawara, film students, and filmmaker John Singleton.

  • Behind the Scenes: The Making of CEDDO

    Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra • 1981 • Senegal
    Starring Ousmane Sembène

    In this chronicle of the making of a masterpiece, Paulin Vieyra captures Senegalese cinema titan Ousmane Sembène during the production of his 1977 historical drama CEDDO, which would go on to be banned under the Senghor...