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Honoring of an African Film Legend, a film Coming to East Africa

SEBENE

For 50 years, Sembene was Africa’s most tireless and forceful cultural hero. SEBENE is a new documentary film reintroducing his work to a new generation of Africans and to preserve his place in African history.

After premiering in competition at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, this film has toured the world. New York magazine named it one of the top ten films of the year. But, outside of festival screenings, Africans have been largely unable to see it.

That will change June 9th-11th, 2017, when will be screened FREE OF CHARGE, across the African continent.

The goal is to screen the film in all 54 African countries, in several cities in the Diaspora, and to give Africans a chance to experience a real-life hero, one who fought immeasurable odds to return African stories to the African people.

Maisha Film Lab will be partnering with Zanzibar International Film Festival,  Kijiweni Productions, and Kwetu Film Institute to bring SEMBENE! to the East African region.
Kijiweni Productions (Tanzania)
Venue: Kijiweni Cinema, Nafasi Art Space
Date: Friday 9th June, 2017
Time: 7.30 pm
Moderators: Amil Shivji

Maisha Film Lab (Uganda)
Venue: Maisha Garden
Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017
Time: 6.00 pm
Moderators: Dr. Dominic Dipio and Dr. Okaka Opio Dokotum

Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania)
Venue: Amphitheater – Old Fort, Zanzibar
Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017
Time: 7.30 pm
Moderators: Prof Martin Mhando, Mr. Chande Omar, Mr. Hassan Mitawi

Kwetu Film Institute (Rwanda)
Venue: TBC
Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Moderators: TBC

The film has also premiered at several festivals worldwide including the Sundance and Cannes film festival, while the New York magazine named it one of the top ten films of the year.

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The goal is to screen the film in all 54 African countries, in several cities in the Diaspora, and to give Africans a chance to experience a real-life hero, one who fought immeasurable odds to return African stories to the African people.

Under the Maisha Film Lab, in partnership with Zanzibar International Film Festival,  Kijiweni Productions, and Kwetu Film Institute to bring SEMBENE! to the East African region.
Kijiweni Productions (Tanzania)
Venue: Kijiweni Cinema, Nafasi Art Space
Date: Friday 9th June, 2017
Time: 7.30 pm
Moderators: Amil Shivji

Maisha Film Lab (Uganda)
Venue: Maisha Garden
Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017
Time: 6.00 pm
Moderators: Dr. Dominic Dipio and Dr. Okaka Opio Dokotum

Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania)
Venue: Amphitheater – Old Fort, Zanzibar
Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017
Time: 7.30 pm
Moderators: Prof Martin Mhando, Mr. Chande Omar, Mr. Hassan Mitawi

Kwetu Film Institute (Rwanda)
Venue: TBC
Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Moderators: TBC

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