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Borom Sarret (1963)





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This short work is the first film of Senegalese director, Ousmane Sembene, one of the founding filmmakers of African cinema. The film follows the daily routine of a horse-cart driver. Along his way, he encounters an unfortunate array of characters who embody the economic woes of the impoverished people. Sembene may not have possessed the means to produce a film of the caliber of his later works, but he already possessed the socially critical voice. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi


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Stark, satiric 'Borom Sarret' was the first-ever indigenous black African film.

April 12, 2013 | Full Review…

The black man's Bicycle Thieves.

February 23, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Sembene's early short film encapsulates everything that is angry, witty, pellucid, and healthily, uncynically skeptical about his cinema.

August 21, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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