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Sembene's La Noire de… screening with The Black Cinema Collective
Sembene's La Noire de… screening with The Black Cinema Collective
WhenWednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus room370
Event typesMeetings, Screenings, Student Activities
Event sponsorsWe are proudly supported by the Simpson Center
Target AudienceUW students + faculty, cinema scholars, film lovers
Twitter#BlackCinemaCollective #BCCFilmStudies
Description

Join us for our screening of La Noire de…(Black Girl), 1966. The screening will be followed by discussion. Snacks and drinks served!

Black Girl is a 1966 French-Senegalese film by writer/director Ousmane Sembène, 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 interrogates black interiority, the effects of colonialism, neocoloniality, racism, and post-colonial identity in Africa and Europe.

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. This seminal work of Sembene’s is considered to be the first film by a sub-Saharan African filmmaker to receive critical international recognition.

Director: Ousmane Sembéne  

Producer: André Zwoboda

Cinematographer: Christian Lacoste

Written by Ousmane Sembène.

Starring Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene, Toto Bissainthe

Runtime: 59 minutes | Black & White Monaural in French with English Subtitles

Remastered version by The Criterion Collection

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