Join the largest community screening in history, featuring a film about “the father of African cinema,” shown in every African nation.

Many Africans lost their connection with their cultures, but Sembene, an unlikely Senegalese hero, was determined to give African stories back to the African people. Sembene was kicked out of school at age 13 and worked for nearly 25 years as a manual laborer. He taught himself how to write at the age of 30, and soon was writing novels that inspired the battle for African independence.