Early Ousmane Sembène Film Series: Ceddo

Woman in black and white West African attire and jewelry walks through two men wearing white caps and white short-sleeve garments.
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Ceddo (Ousmane Sembène, 1977, DCP, 120 mins)

Forced conversions, a kidnapped princess, and an encroaching slave trade converge in an ambitious portrayal of West Africa’s past. “A masterclass in political philosophy and African constitutionalism” that “underscores Sembène’s faith in African humanism” (Aboubakar Sanogo). In Wolof with English subtitles. DCP from Janus Films.

The series “Early Ousmane Sembène: The First Films from the Father of African Cinema” is presented by the Yale Film Archive and the Whitney Humanities Center in celebration of the centenary of Sembène’s birth.