, the Senegalese film director, has quite the International reputation - his death in 2007 received a lot of media coverage both offline and on-. The wikipedia article
on him tells us he was considered the "Father of African Cinema". In addition he also wrote novels which won him great critical acclaim.
His movies are not very readily available back home (as with all other works of art created by African artists - it is unfortunate how much easier it is to lay my hands on Dan Brown's latest than a novel written by a Gambian author, in the Gambia.) After much searching, I was finally able to get myself a copy of Moolade
, his last movie, using the Internets. It was hands down the best African movie I had seen until then.