a documentary film


Hello Sembene! family,

This update is overdue, and our apologies!  It has been a whirlwind the past few months. Our film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was a great success, with sold-out shows and wonderful coverage, including a listing on Vulture as one of the fest's best films, a wonderful feature on the film, a very sweet review and an article about an amazing student screening in the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Directors Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman with producer Bill Conway - Sundance Film Festival 2015.

 We've had interest from distributors and broadcasters, as well as from festivals around the world. And we'll have more news soon! We promise …

Samba before the screening in Salt Lake City

Samba before the screening in Salt Lake City

 We thank you for your support. The SEMBENE! family has been a source of inspiration and strength for us, and we can't wait to show you the film!


All best wishes,


Jason and Samba