by Allison Mobley
On February 8, 2014, we will honor legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène during the retrospective matinee. CFAF committee member Dr. Amadou Fofana will host the afternoon session and provide insights featured in his book, The Films of Ousmane Sembène: Discourse, Politics, and Culture. The book examines the artistry of Sembène’s films as well as the codes and symbols he uses throughout them. Dr. Fofana will discuss these elements and provide us with a lens through which to watch and more deeply understand Sembène’s films.
If you would like to read his book prior to the session, you can get a 30 percent discount by ordering it through the Cambria Press website. Once on the website, register, sign in, search for the book title, and then add it to your shopping cart. On the shopping cart page, enter the coupon code “ASA1218” and click “Go.” The price will update to show the discount and you can proceed to checkout.
Books will also be for sale during the festival.