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SENEGAL MOURNS: OUSMANE SEMBENE

By ALI NADERZAD - June 16, 2007Ousmane Sembene, the father of Senegalese cinema and one of the most important writers of Sub-Saharan Africa, died this past weekend in Dakar after a long-term struggle with disease. He was 84. His film Moolaade (2004) won people's hearts in Cannes and earned the Un Certain Regard Award. Moolaade is about a group of young women facing female circumcision--a barbaric ... more >