Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Madnabi
  • Film
  • 3/1/2007
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Director Ousmane Sembene (considered the father of African cinema)
This was acclaimed Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene's first film in color and in a native African language (Wolof). It was also his first comedy, but none of the director's sharp social criticisms have been lost in the biting humor. An unemployed man receives a money order from his nephew, but his windfall becomes a nightmare of bureaucracy and corruption as he is pursued by creditors, family members, and friends, while unable to secure the necessary I.D. to cash the money order the situations Sembene engineers as the film reaches its climax are both poignant and very funny. In Wolof with English subtitles. (1968, 90 minutes)