This class is offered in conjunction with the Walker Art Center film series Ousmane Sembene: African Stories, November 5-20, 2010.
In addition to the films screened at the Walker, short Sembene films will be shown at the University of Minnesota campus. The schedule is posted below. The screenings are free and open to the public.
Note: All screenings will start just after 5 pm in Room 145, Nicholson Hall, East Bank campus (behind Northrop Auditorium nearby the Northrop box office and Church Street Garage). Parking is close by at the Church Street Garage or the Fourth Street Ramp. Stories and novellas that served as basis for films are all on reserve (both in original French and English translation) in the basement reserve room of Wilson Library.
Wednesday, October 20. Screening of Niiwam (1988, 80 min). Film directed by Sembene’s assistant director, Clarence Delgado, on basis of Sembene’s novella of the same name.
Wednesday, November 3. Screening of Sembene's film Taaw (1970, 24 min), based on novella of same name.
Wednesday, November 10. Screening of Sembene's "first African film," Borom Sarret (Cart Master, 1963 22 min), as well as Niaye (1964, 35 min), based on Sembene's novella White Genesis. Note: Borom Sarret subtitled in English; Niaye subtitled in French only, but has little dialogue.