22 wins & 11 nominations.
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(novel) / (screenplay)
(Short) (written by)
(written by - as Usman Semben)
(based on a novella by) / (writer)
(Short) (adapted from the novel by - as Sembène Ousmane)
"God's Bits of Wood."
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4 Articles |
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In the army we saw those who considered themselves our masters naked, in tears, some cowardly or ignorant. When a white soldier asked me to write a letter for him, it was a revelation - I thought all Europeans knew how to write. The war demystified the colonizer; the veil fell.
Was the first African director to give the director's lesson at the Cannes International Film Festival.