Sembène Film Festival: Come Back, Africa (South Africa)

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-08-10 7 p.m. 2017-08-10 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Come Back, Africa (South Africa) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Join us for a screening of the film Come Back, Africa presented by the Sembène Film Festival.

Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.  Lionel Rogosin’s film was made secretly in order to portray the true conditions of life in South Africa at that time. There are no professional actors in this drama of the fate of a man and his country.

This is the story of Zachariah – one of the hundreds of thousands of Africans forced each year off the land by the regime and into the gold mines.  (Courtesy of Come Back, Africa).

Come Back, Africa experienced censorship worldwide and most, if not all of the actors in the film left the country after the film was made.  

There will be a Q&A after the film led by Sabira Bushra of the Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival.


Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.

The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.

Event Details

August 10, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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