Black Girl

Fri 10 March 2017 19:30 – 21:30

The first major work of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, this 1966 film is widely recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema. A young Senegalese woman is employed as a governess for a French family in Dakar. When offered the chance to move to France, she accepts with excitement before discovering that her new life is not all it was made out to be. A subtle but striking examination of racial and cultural prejudice and a crucial work in the history of African and Francophone cinema.