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Black Cinema Collective screens La Noire de (Black Girl, 1966)
Black Cinema Collective screens La Noire de (Black Girl, 1966)
WhenWednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Description

About the Collective
The Black Cinema Collective explores what is to be learned and what is to be taught by close engagement with Black film. The Collective examines what African and African diasporic filmmakers have iteratively said and are saying about race, class, gender, and faith.  We draw on knowledge produced in Black film representation and collaboratively construct a dialogic syllabus (hooks, 1994) and to inform our intellectual/creative/activist praxis.

For the month of November, join us to watch Black Girl, a 1966 French-Senegalese film by written and directed by Ousmane Sembène and starring Mbissine Thérèse Diop. Its original French title is La noire de… translated as "The black girl/woman of…" or "black girl from…". This film elicits critical discourses on the effects of colonialism, neocoloniality, racism, post-colonial identity in Africa and Europe.

Film Description
La noire de… centers on Diouana, a young Senegalese woman, who leaves Dakar, Senegal to work as a nanny for a wealthy French couple in Antibes, France. Instead of the cosmopolitan experience she expected to have, Diouana is forced into domestic  servitude and suffers abuse and loss of her freedom while in the French couple’s employ.

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus room370
UW Bothell Event typesScreenings, Student Activities
Event sponsorsSimpson Center
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