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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