Ousmane Sembene (1923–2007)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 871 this week
Trailer
1:42 | Trailer
The first film director from an African country to achieve international recognition, Ousmane Sembene remains the major figure in the rise of an independent post-colonial African cinema. Sembene's roots were not, as might be expected, in the educated élite. After working as a mechanic and bricklayer, he joined the Free French forces in 1942, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 84) in Dakar, Senegal

Not-So-Scary Movies For Scaredy Cats

Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween? Check out our picks for movies that (hopefully) won't keep you up at night.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 29 Nov 2016
 
list image
a list of 26 people
created 01 Dec 2018
 
a list of 24 people
created 13 Dec 2015
 
a list of 23 people
created 19 Feb 2017
 
a list of 109 people
created 30 Jan 2018
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ousmane Sembene's work have you seen?

User Polls

22 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Moolaadé Writer
(2004)
(1988)
Black Girl Writer
(1966)
Guelwaar Writer
(1992)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (11 credits)
 2004 Moolaadé
 2001 Faat Kiné (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1992 Guelwaar (writer)
 1988 Camp de Thiaroye (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1977 Ceddo (written by)
 1975 Xala (novel) / (screenplay)
 1971 Emitaï
 1968 Mandabi (written by - as Usman Semben)
 1966 Black Girl (based on a novella by) / (writer)
 1964 Niaye (Short) (adapted from the novel by - as Sembène Ousmane)
 1963 Borom sarret (Short) (writer)
Show Show Director (13 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Le Docker Noir" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sembene Ousman | Sembène Ousman | Sembène Ousmane | Ousmane | Usman Semben | Ousmane Sembène
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

At a moral level, I don't think we have any lesson to learn from Europe. See more »

Trivia:

He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed