Black Girl (La Noire De…)

Black Girl (La Noire De…)

In Sembène’s breakout film, a young Senegalese woman leaves home for the apparent opportunity of France, to find only cruelty and domestic servitude. The film simmers with rage at the legacy of colonialism, which can only end with cataclysmic protest. Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Black Girl (La Noire De…)

  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
  • Year: 1966
  • Run Time: 59mins
  • Country: Senegal/France