Black Girl: 50th Anniversary Screening!

Directed by Ousmane Sembene
US release date: 1966

A historic first feature film made in Africa by a black African director, Ousmane Sembène, Black Girl is a "sharp characer study in the vein of Italian neorealism, and an incisive portrait of French-Senegalese postcolonial relations". 

It follows a young girl named Diouana and her move from Dakar to the French Riviera. Throughout her time working for a wealthy, white bourgeois family, her temperament gradually shifts from optimistic to mildly defiant.

Black Girl will be preceded by Sembène's first short film Borom Sarret, a newly restored film about the trials of an unlucky wagoner. 


Black Girl (Senegal 1966, 65 min)
Written and directed by Ousmane Sembène
Starring Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, and Robert Fontaine
French with English subtitles

Borom Sarret (Senegal 1963, 20 min)
Written and direc
ted by Ousmane Sembène
Starring Ly Abdoulay and Albourah


Thursday June 30, 7:30 PM | Cine Family | Free for Cine Family members, $12 for non-members 

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For tickets click here 

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