Past Event

A Conversation about Faat Kiné by Ousmane Sembene

March 25, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event

With actress Mariama Baldé, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Mamadou Diouf, and Nora Philippe


In this conversation about Faat Kiné, a 2001 film directed by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, Mariama Baldé, a Senegalese actress who plays a role in this film, and who previously studied the films of Ousmane Sembene, joins with Columbia Professors Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Mamadou Diouf in a conversation moderated by Nora Philippe. 

The Columbia Maison Française is presenting Faat Kiné online from March 21 to March 28.  For more information about the film, and to RSVP for an online viewing, click here.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. Mamadou Dioufis a Professor of History at Columbia University. Both are originally from Senegal, and familiar with the works of Ousmane Sembene, whose films often provide a window on life in contemporary Senegal. Faat Kiné is "another chapter in the writer-director’s laser-sharp commentary of post-independence in Senegal."  A full review of the film and discussion of Sembene's oeuvre can be read here

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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Fanny Guex