Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Through this film we hope to amplify who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was and is, because his impact is multi-generational, and his word and work lives on today.
Sembene! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans.
Sembene! was the very first doc I ever supported — I finished the kickstarter they needed to get themselves to Sundance. The passion of Samba and Jason in telling this story continues to be infectious, and I’m very proud to be part of such an important film.
Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman
Golden Eye; Golden Camera – Cannes Film Festival nominee; Prix Jeunesse – Les Escales Documentaires de Libreville; Best Documentary – Emerge Film Festival; Best Documentary – Luxor African Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Flm Festival, Sydney Film Festival