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Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène


Ousmane Sembène (January 1, 1923 — June 9, 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."

  • Known For: Writing
  • Birthday: 1923-01-01
  • Place of Birth: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
  • Also Known As: Ousmane Sembene