June 9, 2017 ALL

Today: SEMBENE! Documentary Film Screening

SEMBENE! (2015) is a film about the father of African cinema, the revered Senegalese director, Ousmane Sembene. Ousmane Sembene was committed to using cinema as a vehicle for social change, including taking cinema to the masses for dialogue and awareness. His work spans from 1963 to 2004 and won numerous awards, including awards at Cannes and at FESPACO. He began as a novelist and then turned to focus on cinema. Sembene died in 2007. His films address materialism, corruption, city gentrification, culture as a mechanism for social change, female genital mutilation, racism, colonialism, religion, and strong African women.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening 8 p.m.
Location: Donahue Auditorium (Dolan Center for Science and Technology)

Free and open to the public.

Complimentary desserts will follow the film along with discussion moderated by African literature scholars Professor Gilbert Doho of Case Western Reserve University and Dr. Suzanne Ondrus of John Carroll University. This special screening is supported by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

This local screening is part of a world-wide screening initiative for June 9. John Carroll is honored to participate and hopes you will join us to celebrate and commemorate Sembene! To learn more about the film visit: http://www.sembenefilm.com/en/trailer/

Contact Dr. Ondrus at sondrus@jcu.edu for further information or questions.

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