iTunes/DVD: Black Girl 1966

Director: Ousmane SEMBENE Country: Senegal Starring: M’Bissine Thérèse Diop.  Year: 1966

Ousmane Sembène, one of the most ground-breaking filmmakers of all time and the most renowned African director of the 21st Century, is still relatively unknown worldwide. His 1966 film debut Black Girl (recently restored) is a harrowing human drama/political commentary about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family.

Soon discovering that life in the small flat is a prison, the film figuratively and literally explores the colonialist mind-set in a supposedly postcolonial world.

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