Samba Gadjigo – We are made of Stories

We are honored and humbled to welcome Professor, Filmmaker, Samba Gadjigo.

In this conversation, we talked about the power of stories, how we are made of stories, their impact in communities all around the world, and the details of the screening of his documentary, Sembene! at The Academy of Music in Northampton, on May 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM. For more information, visit

Tickets are available here


Join documentary filmmaker and Mount Holyoke professor Samba Gadjigo for an intimate discussion with other African and African American innovators on the role of story in sustainable development and social change, followed by a screening of SEMBENE! The film chronicles the life of self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène who understood cinema to be a powerful tool for teaching Africans about African stories and for preserving African artistic history and aesthetics.

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