A Tribute: Sembene


Original Title : BOROM SARRET
Director : Ousmane Sembene
Country : Senegal
Language : French
Duration : 20 minutes
Year : 1963
A Tribute: Sembene


A young cart-driver in Dakar is robbed by a succession of dishonest passengers. When his cart is confiscated by the police, he loses not only his means of livelihood but his sole claim to self-respect in an exploited and poverty-ridden community.

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.


– Ly Abdoulay
– Alborah


– Director: Ousmane Sembene
– Producer: Ousmane Sembene
– Editor: Andre Gaudier
– Writer: Ousmane Sembene
– Dop: Christin Locaste


Nomination : Cannes Classics section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival