You may know Jason Silverman as Cinematheque director at the CCA in Santa Fe. But he's also a filmmaker: he co-wrote, directed and produced a new documentary, SEMBENE! (SEM-BEN) , about the life and career of Ousmane Sembene, one of the most significant figures in Senegalese cinema and literature.
The film, a collaboration with Sembene biographer Samba Gadjigo, was named "One of the top 18 films of Sundance" in 2014 and last year made its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. KSFR's Kate Powell spoke with Jason and brings us this story.