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Martin Scorsese leads effort to save lost African cinema

11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Thomas Page

Martin Scorsese leads effort to save lost African cinema

"In 2007, I visited my friend (the director) Souleymane Cisse in Mali," he told CNN. "Our discussions during that trip highlighted for me the urgent need to preserve African films, 

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