"father of the African cinema", Ousmane Sembene, dies at age 84
Senegalese movie icon, Ousmane Sembene, died on Saturday evening in Dakar at the age of 84, following a protracted illness.
Sembene, who will long be remembered as the "father of the African cinema", adapted most of his novels for the movie. Some of the novels include: 'Borom Saret' in 1963, 'La Noire de ...' (1966), 'Le Mandat' (1968), 'Xala' (1974), "Guelawar" in 1992 and his last feature-length film 'Molade' in 2004.
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