BirthdayJanuary 1, 1923

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Ousmane Sembene

    Full name: Ousmane Sembene
    Professions: Director, Writer, Actor

  2. Ousmane Sembene Known for

    Moolaadé (2004), Xala (1975), Camp de Thiaroye (1988), Black Girl (1966)

  3. Ousmane Sembene Biography

    The first film director from an African country to achieve international recognition, Ousmane Sembene remains the major figure in the rise of an independent post-colonial African cinema. Sembene's roots were not, as might be expected, in the educated élite. After working as a mechanic and bricklayer, he joined the Free French forces in 1942, ...

  4. Ousmane Sembene Family

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