Film Showing: Camp De Thiaroye

21 May 2018


Join us for a screening of Camp De Thiaroye presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.

Camp De Thiaroye is a true story that was hidden by the French colonial regime until this film. In 1944, after defeating the Nazis and liberating Paris in World War II, a group of African soldiers – from all over West Africa – report to a transit camp near Dakar. Many of the soldiers were prisoners of war of the Germans following the fall of France in 1940.

But after the welcome ceremonies in Dakar, the soldiers were marched into what amounted to a P.O.W. camp. A protest, leads to a mutiny. And then things get tragically worse.

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 Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum
Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212