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Film Recommendation #2 - Black Girl

Black Girl (AKA, La Noire De)- the 1966 seminal premiere opus by the late, great Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene, sometimes called the father of African cinema. If you haven't heard of him, look him up!! He's probably best known for his last film, 2004's Moolaadé. Black Girl is available for sale on DVD at! Go GET IT!

"A Senegalese woman, eager to find a better life abroad, takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair."


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