Film Screening: Black Girl

February 11, 2019 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Golisano Academic Ctr, Room 387, Women's Studies Res Rm
  • Open to Nazareth Community Only
  • Attendance is Free

The French House is pleased to celebrate Black History Month with the continuation of the Women in World Cinema Series” screening of:
Black Girl
La Noire de...
de Ousmane Sembène (1956)

Day: Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Time: 4pm

Location: Golisano building, room 387

Refreshments will be served
Free & open to the public!

About the film:
Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally—into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by M’Bissine Thérèse Diop, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s. » By: The Criterion Collection.

Mireille Lebreton;

Film Screening: Black Girl


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