Monday, June 11, 2007

The passing of Ousmane Sembène

A National Public Radio report paid hommage to the great Ousmane Sembène, who passed away this weekend at the age of 84. Though he originally made artistic waves with his novels, he is generally considered Africa's most important filmmaker. He was also a co-founder of the reknowned pan-African film festival FESPACO.

Update: To its shame, South Africa's SABC news website had an article on Paris Hilton (perversely in the 'culture' section), but apparently nothing on the passing on this great cineaste.


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