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A Senegalese (Mbissine Thérèse Diop) works as a maid in France for a couple (Anne-Marie Jelinck, Robert Fontaine) who treat her as a slave.

Cast & Crew

Mbissine Thérèse Diop
Diouana
Anne-Marie Jelinck
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Ousmane Sembene
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  • May 15, 2009
    [font=Century Gothic]"Black Girl" is an incisive allegory from Ousmane Sembene about the relationship between France and Senegal, made shortly after Senegal's gaining its independence. Diouana(Mbissine Therese Diop), like many others in Dakar, is unemployed and looking for work. Luckily enough, she finds work as a nursery maid for a French couple(Anne-Marie Jelinek & Robert Fontaine) who have three young children. At the beginning of her employment, Diouana brings them a native mask as a gift. When they move back to France, they bring along Diouana but they mislead her as to what her responsibilities will be, leaving her to feel exploited and trapped inside an apartment all day long as she is separated both from the vibrant France she imagines and the support system she left behind in Senegal. To add to this, she suffers the condescension and lack of respect from the other French people she encounters as she serves them at the dinner table.[/font]
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