'Sembene!' is driven by the memories of co-director Samba Gadjigo, a friend of the late Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, and it serves as a good introduction to the work of “the father of African cinema.”
Reed Morano is best known as the director of photography on Courtney Hunt’s 'Frozen River' (2008). She is one of only a dozen or so female members of the American Society of Cinematographers, and in 2011 won the Kodak Vision Award for outstanding achievement in cinematography.
Laura Israel’s 'Don’t Blink: Robert Frank' is about the photographer and filmmaker best-known for his book of photographs entitled 'The Americans.' In a telephone interview in New York City, Israel says the documentary took more than three years to complete.