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Black Girl

Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(La Noire de…, Ousmane Sembène, France/Senegal 1966, 65 min., DCP, French w/subtitles)

One of cinema’s landmark works, Black Girl is the first African feature-length film produced and directed by an African filmmaker and the first to be widely seen by Western audiences. The story follows a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work as a domestic servant for a wealthy family who had employed her in Dakar. Sembene, known as the father of African cinema, deftly explores the themes of colonialism and exploitation in this powerful movie, for which he wrote the screenplay.

 

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