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us: Cissé, Souleymane

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  • Variants

    • us: Sise, Solomani
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bamako (Mali)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Mali
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Union des créateurs et entrepreneurs du cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
        • Organization: Mali. Ministry of Information
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pan-African Federation of Film-Makers
        • Organization: (naf) Vsesoi͡uznyĭ gosudarstvennyĭ institut kinematografii (Soviet Union)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Motion picture industry
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
      • Sources

        • found: Yeelen, 1987: credits (Solomani Sise) cassette container (Souleymane Cissé)
        • found: Movie Database, Oct. 28, 1996 (Souleymane Cisse)
        • found: Den muso, c2009: container (b. 1940 in Bamako, Mali)
        • found: La lumière de Souleymane Cissé, 2013
        • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 10, 2013 (Souleyman e Cissé (b. Apr. 21, 1940 in Bamako) is a Malian film director, one of the pillars of African cinema; he studied in Moscow, School of Cinema and Television; in 1970 he returned to Mali and joined the Ministry of Information as a cameraman, where he produced documentaries and short films; In 1975 he directed his full-length film in the Bambara language, "Den Muso (The Girl)," which was immediately banned by the Malian authorities and earned him a prison sentence; in 1987, he became the first African filmmaker to be awarded in Cannes for his masterpiece "Yeelen (Light)"; since 1997 hi is the founding president of the Union of creators and entrepreneurs of cinema and audiovisual in West Africa (UCECAO)) {}
        • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cissé, Souleymane; motion picture producer and director; born 1940 in Bamako, Mali; graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (1969); made documentaries for the Ministry of Information, Mali (1969); made: Cinq jours d'une vie (1972), Den muso (The Girl, 1975), Baara (Work, 1978), Finyé (The Wind, 1982), and Yeelen (Brightness, 1987); was influenced by Soviet social realism and by Italian neorealism; became an active member of the Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes; led the effort to increase African film distribution and help new African filmmakers overcome the technical and economic obstacles of their work)
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        • 1996-10-29: new
        • 2015-07-11: revised
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