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Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta (New York Premiere)

May 4, 6:00 pm

Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta

Director: Ousmane William Mbaye
Country: Senegal
Year: 2016
Running Time: 94 min.
Language: Wolof and French with English subtitles

“The Universal Man,” “The Capital Contemporary,” “The Giant of Knowledge,” “The Last Pharaoh”: those were some of the newspaper headlines the day after the death of Senegalese historian, doctor, and politician Cheikh Anta Diop on February 7, 1986. Kemtiyu is a portrait of this trailblazing scholar—venerated by some, derided by others, and unknown to most—an honest, enlightened political figure who had an insatiable thirst for science and knowledge.


(Q&A with Ousmane William Mbaye)

Venue:

Film Society of Lincoln Center

165 W. 65th Street & 144 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States