Black Girl (1966)
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The first major work of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene, this 1966 film is widely recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema. Diouanne Therese N'Bissine Diop, a young Senegalese woman, is 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
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Sembene keeps his metaphors under control, and the result is a message movie with an unusual depth of characterization.
One of the great early films from Senegalese novelist turned filmmaker Ousmane Sembene.
A remarkably resonant portrait of cultural (hence, spiritual) dislocation and death
Decolonization in Black Girl is not only a myth, but also a myth that actually strengthens the consumerist caste systems.
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