Black Girl

09sep7:00 pm9:30 pmBlack Girl

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Widely recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema, it tells the story of a young Senegalese woman employed as a governess for a French family in the city of Dakar. She soon becomes disillusioned when the family travels to the Riviera, where her comfortable duties as a nanny in a wealthy household are replaced by the drudgery and indignities of a maid. In a series of escalating confrontations with her mistress, she is painfully reminded of her racial identity. Along with narration and dialogue in French, this film also shares the sparse tone and visual style of French cinema of its period. (Ousmane Sembene, 1966, Senegal, 1:05, NR)


September 9, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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