Nonino Prize 2007

Sembène Ousmane

With Sembène Ousmane the Nonino Prize wants to celebrate the writer, the great film-maker, and the man of culture that has always fought against the ancestral evils of his land.

“Mother Africa” – he declares – “will never evolve without the concrete participation of the woman”.

His shouting “never more violence on women” is an absolute cry that lays in motherly hands the destiny of an entire continent, the mirror of the planet.

With him Fatoumata Coulibaly, the protagonist of his latest film “Moolaadé”, a living dream, rebel and vibrant of that drama called excision.

The film “Moolaadé” is distributed in Italy by Lucky Red. His novels are published by Jaca Book.