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Ousmane Sembène, 1992
Senegal | French and Wolof with English subtitles | 115 minutes
Writer Samba Gadjigo Q&A on April 3!
A trenchant comic portrait of contemporary Africa by the great Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, Guelwaar revolves around the mysterious death and even more mysterious disappearance after death of one Pierre Henri Thioune (called Guelwaar, the Noble One), a political activist, philandering patriarch, and pillar of the local Christian community.