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Bentley to Celebrate Francophone Culture on March 25, Featuring Samba Gadjigo, French Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and a Film Screening of the Senegalese film, Xala

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Bentley to Celebrate Francophone Culture on March 25, Featuring Samba Gadjigo, French Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and a Film Screening of the Senegalese film, Xala

On March 25, Bentley will host La Quinzaine de la Francophonie, a celebration of Francophone culture. Samba Gadjigo, professor of French at Mount Holyoke College, will present "Ousmane Sembene: Man as Culture," a discussion about the life and work of famous Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene. A film screening of Sembene's acclaimed Senegalese film, Xala, will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Adamian Room 143, followed by Professor Gadjigo's lecture from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (in English).

Directed by the "Father of African Cinema" Ousmane Sembene, Xala is an exciting tale that uses the main character's personal experiences to mirror the transformation of independence in Senegal during the 1960s. The program is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, presented in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages, the Center for Languages and International Collaboration, the Department of Global Studies, and the Center of International Students and Scholars.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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