Biography

Ousmane Sembène (January 1, 1923 — June 9, 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and he has often been called the "Father of African film."

Ousmane Sembène (January 1, 1923 — June 9, 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and he has often been called the "Father of African film."

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1923-01-01

Day of Death 2007-06-09

Place of Birth Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal

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Also Known As

  • Ousmane Sembene

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2004 Moolaadé Writer
2001 Faat Kiné Writer
1993 Guelwaar Writer
1988 Camp de Thiaroye Screenplay
1977 Ceddo Writer
1975 Xala Writer
1971 Emitaï Screenplay
1970 Tauw Writer
1968 Mandabi Writer
1966 Black Girl Novel Writer
1964 Niaye Writer
1963 The Wagoner Writer

Directing

2004 Moolaadé Director
2001 Faat Kiné Director
1993 Guelwaar Director
1988 Camp de Thiaroye Director
1977 Ceddo Director
1975 Xala Director
1971 Emitaï Director
1970 Tauw Director
1968 Mandabi Director
1966 Black Girl Director
1964 Niaye Director
1963 The Wagoner Director

Acting

2015 Marseille Après La Guerre
2015 Sembene! as Himself (archive footage)
1994 Sembène: The Making of African Cinema
1981 Behind the Scenes: The Making of Ceddo as Himself
1977 Ceddo as Ibrahima
1966 Black Girl as Teacher (uncredited)

Production

2004 Moolaadé Producer
1993 Guelwaar Producer
1964 Niaye Producer
1963 The Wagoner Producer

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