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Black Girl

Black Girl

1 hr 0 min
Through the Black Lens Series
Ousmane Sembène, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived and the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl (La noire de . . .). Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison—into a complex, layered critique on the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s. 1966 | 59 min. | Senegal
Through the Black Lense Vol 1: Independent Black Cinema
Pop's and Griot Arts are proud present an annual program centering on Black voices in film. Throughout Black History Month, we will be featuring a collection of independent films by Black filmmakers.
From: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 3:00 PMTo: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 PM
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  • Genre:Drama
  • Director:Ousmane Sembene
  • Cast:Therese M'Bissine Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine
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