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Join the largest community screening in history, featuring a film about "the father of African cinema," shown in every African nation.
154 backers pledged $14,811 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Diouana reward

    Named for the brave heroine of Sembene's film BLACK GIRL, this level of support helps bring the story of Ousmane Sembene to African audiences.

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    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
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    Dior Yacine reward

    Dior Yacine—a rebel princess in Sembene's CEDDO—stood up to oppressive invaders to protect her village. Your donation ensures Africans stories maintain their place in Africa.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
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    Guelwaar reward

    "Guelwaar" is the honorary name given to a hero who stands up for his community. Your support will ensure one venue—a school, community center, outdoor neighborhood venue or theater—has what it needs for its screening.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • SEMBENE! poster, on the best movie posters of the year list!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
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    Ceddo reward

    The Ceddo refuses to yield to invaders, fiercely protecting his or her community. Your support will underwrite one of our regional producers, who are committed to sharing Sembene's rebel story with those he hoped to inspire.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
    • SEMBENE! DVD, with extras!
    • SEMBENE! poster, on the best movie posters of the year list!
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    Faat Kine reward

    In a culture that makes women second-class citizens, the independent Faat Kine ran her own business, supported her family and set an example of liberation for her community. Your support will partially underwrite the marketing costs to promote independent storytelling.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
    • SEMBENE! DVD, with extras!
    • SEMBENE! poster, on the best movie posters of the year list!
    • Personalized copy of Samba Gadjigo's biography of Sembene
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Colle Ardo reward

    Colle Ardo Gallo Sy, the famed hero of Sembene's film MOOLAADE, stood up before an entire village, insisting on protecting the vulnerable. Your support will underwrite the production of one African nation.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
    • SEMBENE! DVD, with extras!
    • SEMBENE! poster, on the best movie posters of the year list!
    • Dinner with a director. We'll find a time and place!
    • Personalized copy of Samba Gadjigo's biography of Sembene
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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Bakayoko reward

    The hero of Sembene's essential novel GOD'S BITS OF WOOD, Ibrahima Bakayoko united workers across West Africa to fight for equality. Your support covers the costs of producing events in one region of Africa.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition fine art print. It's beautiful!
    • Dinner with a director. We'll find a time and place!
    • SEMBENE! poster, on the best movie posters of the year list!
    • SEMBENE! DVD, with extras!
    • Sembene Across Africa t-shirt. You choose the size.
    • Digital download of SEMBENE! Watch it whenever!
    • Personalized copy of Samba Gadjigo's biography of Sembene
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    0 backers
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