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Sembene! is a movie starring Mbissine Thérèse Diop and Ousmane Sembene. Meet Ousmane Sembene, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon.

Other Titles
Filminstruktøren Ousmane Sembene
Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography, History
Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo
Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman
Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Ousmane Sembene
Senegal, USA
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Meet Ousmane Sembene, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon.

Comments about documentary «Sembene!» (15)

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Zachary McDonald

I saw this film on the air at a local college, and I loved it. I saw it in the theater and I saw it again at home. It's a very interesting film. It really shows that it is possible to get the medical community to recognize the problems with anorexia nervosa, and to do something about it. I think that many people who are fat, or who are overweight, or who are obese, or who are of any size, or who are "skinny" are victims of this disease. It's not just a matter of their weight, but it's a physical issue that has an affect on their mental and emotional health. And to see a film that shows the medical community do something about it, it's really inspiring. And the medical community can do something about it. It's a very sad story, but it's also a very inspiring story. I really liked it, and I'm glad I watched it. It's a great film, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.

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I had the opportunity to attend a press screening of "Montevideo" (A documentary about the Norwegian Sea) and I would like to say that this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I have read a few of the other reviews of this film and I don't understand how people can see this film as an attack on all Norwegians. This film is about a very different country that I would like to visit and it is an attack on those who see it as an attack. I don't understand how the press would make it seem like this film is attacking all Norwegians, when in reality this film is showing what Norwegians think. If you have any doubts about what I am saying go and see the film and then come back and read the other reviews.

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Joe B.

What I love about documentaries is that they do not try to be entertainment. They are so genuine. I found myself watching it with my kids, ages 7, 10 and 11, who all love documentaries. They are the ones who sat through the whole thing. We did not want them to leave. I wish I could have been in their shoes. It is important to me that these kids get to hear from someone they love who is willing to share their story and who they can trust. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to meet and talk with the people in this documentary. They were so honest and courageous. I am so glad they chose to do this documentary. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the LGBTQ community. It is important to know that this community is still dealing with the discrimination and homophobia that was prevalent in the past and it is still prevalent today. This documentary is the most important documentary I have seen in my life. I loved it and would love to share it with my kids. This is one of the best documentaries I have seen. It is truly a must see!

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Jennifer Marshall

How the hell did we get to the point that the American public is treated like this? A few great documentaries have been made about the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, all these films focus on one side of the story. This is a brilliant film about a specific war in a specific time in a specific country. The way it was filmed is brilliant. It's very very fast paced. It is extremely well-done. It is a bit biased toward the Americans, but still does a great job of covering the background of the war. It's one of those documentaries that you just have to watch to believe it. I loved this film. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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Jesse Hall

This documentary was fascinating and entertaining. I feel it did a very good job of telling a story of one of the most divisive issues in American History. It did a good job of using real people as the people in the documentary, not the fictional people that are so popular on the news. It was an interesting documentary and I definitely recommend it. I also recommend that you watch the documentary on Fox News. It is so much more entertaining than the documentary. I will not give away the ending of the documentary but you will see what I mean when you watch it.

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I am not a religious person, but I can appreciate the message that this movie is trying to convey. I found it very informative. I saw the movie about 3 years ago and I have rewatched it since then and I still have many things to think about. I have been wanting to write a review of the movie for years, and I finally did. It was the first movie I have ever wrote a review of. The movie was not perfect, but it was still very good. The movie was very interesting. I really felt for the people who were persecuted, and I have a lot of sympathy for them. I am also sympathetic to the people who are currently being persecuted, and I think this movie made me more sympathetic towards the people who are currently being persecuted. The movie was very informative and I think you will enjoy the information that the movie gives you. I believe that if you like this movie, you will also like "Truth or Dare." It is an educational film, and it is an educational movie, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something new. I also recommend "The Cathedral." That is a documentary about the Holocaust and I also recommend that you watch that, as well.

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Kimberly Price

I really enjoyed this film. I have never been a big fan of anti-war documentaries, but this one was very interesting and made me think. I liked the way it was structured and the way it was edited, and the way it was told. I would recommend this film to people who are interested in the history of the Iraq war and who are interested in how things were portrayed. I also recommend it to people who are interested in human rights issues in the Middle East. I really enjoyed this film, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Judy Sandoval

First of all I am a massive fan of Stuyvesant High. When I heard that it was being made into a documentary I was extremely excited. After I watched the documentary I found myself laughing, thinking of how much fun it must have been. After all, it was just a bunch of kids in a high school! The whole documentary is shot in the same way as a school plays, and it's incredible to see what it must have been like for the kids who were involved. They just keep going and going, and I was extremely impressed. The kids who were involved really had their time to shine and they showed it. I think the best part is that they show all the different groups and all the different grades that went through. It's amazing to see how much time and effort went into it, and it's inspiring to see that no matter what you do, you can still make a difference in the lives of others. I think this documentary really shows that it doesn't matter what age you are or what type of person you are, if you are willing to put in the effort, you can make a difference in the lives of others. The main characters in the documentary really got me interested in it, and I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't known anything about it beforehand. The documentary is really good and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the school.

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Brittany Tran

A film that is both controversial and thought provoking. In an interview, author William Zinsser said that he had seen the film at the urging of a friend and had been inspired by it. He also said that he felt that "it's a really good movie". He went on to say that he thought that it was a good film because "it's a film that really gets to the heart of things. It really hits home and it really hits you in a way that you can't really explain. You can't really explain how people react to things in life and how they feel and how they feel about things." So I highly recommend this film, and I also highly recommend reading Zinsser's book "A Nation of People".

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Lori K.

This is the movie I've been waiting for my entire life. I've been writing this for years and finally found a place to put it. You can read my thoughts on the documentary on IMDb and elsewhere. My heart goes out to the people who have been victims of Mr. Laurance Rockefeller's legacy. This documentary is just the beginning of what is to come. The truth is in all of us. I'm sure all of you will have different perspectives, and the other views of this film may differ from mine, but this is what I believe, and I hope others will also believe it. A wonderful film and documentary.

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Christina Oliver

I was fortunate enough to have been present for the presentations of this film in the Alamo Drafthouse and in my home city of Austin. I had the opportunity to see the screening in Dallas, TX, at the San Antonio International Film Festival. This film is an incredible personal story about a courageous, dedicated, passionate, and even misunderstood woman. While there are some stories of angels in the Bible, this film takes a look at the human and spiritual demons of persecution, prejudice, and extreme societal and economic pressure that comes with those around us. I was deeply moved by the passion and sense of faith this woman had to face these challenges. She was a woman of integrity, honor, and courage. I was so impressed with her spirit and her selfless and fearless courage to not be afraid to stand up for what she believed in. This film is an outstanding testament to what true courage is. We see this woman speak about the horrors of those who were oppressing her people. We see her not be afraid of the consequences of her actions, but to simply stand up for what she believed in. This film is a wonderful testament to the strength of the human spirit and to the strength of the individual who has the courage to stand up and stand alone.

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One of the most important documentaries I have seen. The story of the first Jews to immigrate to America in the 1940's, to be helped by a Russian community. It is also the story of the anti-semitism that surrounded the Jewish community of the Soviet Union, and it's impact on their lives, their culture, and their politics. The Jews who immigrated to the United States during the 1930's and 1940's were not the first to immigrate to the US, but they were the first. And this film provides the story of their stories, their cultures, their politics, and their impact on the American people. It was the first immigration to America that changed the country. And it was the first to have a powerful impact on the culture of the American people. It is a great story, and the film is beautifully done. It is really a great film.

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Scott M.

This film is a masterpiece. I saw it in theaters in 2006 and I was in awe of it. The director does an amazing job of keeping the audience interested. His "behind the scenes" footage is just incredible. The movie includes behind the scenes interviews with some of the cast and crew. The DVD has several additional interviews with the cast and crew. It is an absolute must-see for anyone who enjoys documentaries. My mother-in-law recently saw it with me and she loved it. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the human condition. 10/10

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Hannah Ortega

As a former student of Hitler and his ideas, I found this film to be a very disturbing experience. It made me angry that someone could have such a high opinion of Hitler. The film is very well done, with its mixture of fact and fiction. The story is very strong and very powerful. I found the entire thing very upsetting. The director does a great job of showing the horrors of the Holocaust, and the consequences it had on the lives of the Jews and the rest of the people in Germany. I am very glad that this film was made and that it was widely shown. It is very powerful and makes me realize how important it is to educate people. The director does a great job of showing that Hitler was a flawed man, and that he was not a monster. The movie is a very disturbing and disturbing experience, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Hitler.

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Heather Cox

I love watching documentaries. I am a huge fan of Bob and so am his wife. It was a great documentary and I think the information given was more important than the length of the film. Bob has made so many documentaries that his material is a little dated, but he is still a great guy and is one of my favorite documentary makers. I really loved this one. It was so much more than I expected. The video quality is great and the images are stunning. The first half of the film was extremely informative and entertaining. I really felt that this documentary would be a "chick flick" but it wasn't. It is very emotional and well done. If you love Bob and his work you will love this film. I would recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries and who is interested in Bob. It is a must see.