About Sembène Roundtable Discussion

In conjunction with the screening series, Sembène: Father of African Cinema, Black Film Center/Archive director Michael T. Martin will moderate a roundtable discussion of Sembène’s work and legacy. This discussion will follow from the previous evening’s screenings of the new digital restorations of La Noire De … and Borm Sarret. In the evening following the roundtable, co-directors Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman will present their new documentary, Sembène!

Roundtable discussion participants include:

Akin Adesokan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Samba Gadjigo, Professor of French, Mount Holyoke College, and Co-Director of Sembène! (2015)
Eileen Julien, Director, Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Michael T. Martin, Director, Black Film Center/Archive, and Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Media School
Jason Silverman, Cinematheque Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, and Co-Director of Sembène! (2015)

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