A Tribute: Sembene


Director : Ousmane Sembene
Country : Senegal, France
Language : Wolof, French
Duration : 92 minutes
Year : 1968
A Tribute: Sembene


A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from his traditional way of living to a more modern one.

Ousmane Sembene


Ousmane Sembène (French: [usman sɑ̃bɛn]; 18 January 1923 – 9 June 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and he has often been called the “father of African film”. Descended from a Serer family through his mother from the line of Matar Sène, Ousmane Sembène was particularly drawn to Serer religious festivals especially the Tuur festival.


– Makhouredia Gueye
– Ynousse N’Diaye
– Isseu Niang


– Director: Ousmane Sembene
– Producer: Robert de Nesle
– Editor: Gilbert Kikoïne , Max Saldinger
– Writer: Ousmane Sembene
– Cinematography: Paul Soulignac
– Sound: Henri Moline

Awards and Nominations

Nominee- Valladolid International Film Festival 1969 (Best Film)