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Ousmane Sembène
Birth: Jan. 1, 1923
Death: Jun. 9, 2007

Filmmaker, Author. Born in Ziguinchor, Senegal, he is considered the "Father of African film." After fighting in the Second World War, Sembene settled in Paris, where he began his literary career. He published several works about racism and the hard conditions of immigrant workers. His most famous novel was "Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu" ("God's Bits of Wood"). In 1960 Sembene returned to Senegal and became a pioneering filmmaker. His credits include "La Noire de..." (1966), which earned him the Jean Vigo Award, "Mandabi" (1968), "Xala" (1975), and "Guelwaar" (1992). His last film, "Moolaadé" (2004), won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the FESPACO Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
Cimetière Musulman de Yoff
Dakar, Senegal
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jun 22, 2007
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Ousmane Sembène
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
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