Ben Diogaye Bèye
Ben Diogaye Bèye, one of the pioneers of Senegalese cinema, is both a writer and filmmaker.
He did his film training in Paris, and apprenticed with noted Senegalese filmmakers such as Ousmane Sembène, Ababacar Samb and Djibril Diop-Mambety.
Ben Diogaye Bèye is best known for his earliest film, Les Princes Noirs de Saint Germain-des-Près (1972). Later works include Un Homme Des Femmes (1983) and Moytuleen (1996).
His latest film, Un Amour d’Enfant (A Childhood Love), looks at the trials and tribulations of childhood relationships.
Ben Diogaye also researched and wrote the original script of Thiaroye '44, a project directed later as Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow.
He is an active member and leader in the Association of Senegalese Filmmakers.
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