Speed Cinema Presents: Black Girl & Borom Sarret

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New African and African American Digital Restorations

Black Girl (La noire de . . .)
Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Friday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 3 p.m.

Purchase tickets: http://www.speedmuseum.org/cinema/black-girl-and-borom-sarret/

“Formally spartan, Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl is dense with cool fury.”—Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

This debut feature film from one of the most revered filmmakers and novelists of African arts marks his strong, insightful work addressing the lingering effects of French colonialism. In the film, a bright young Senegalese woman becomes a virtual and figurative prisoner in the home of her wealthy white employers when she takes a position as a housekeeper. 1966, Senegal, BW, 4K DCP, in French with English subtitles, 59 minutes. Recommended for 12+.

Preceded by

Borom Sarret
Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Historically important as one of the first films directed and produced by a black African residing in Africa, the film illustrates the economic oppression in Senegal in the early 1960s. 1963, Senegal, BW, 4K DCP, in French with English subtitles, 20 minutes.

Introductions and post-screening discussions of each screening will be led by Dr. Joy G. Carew, Professor, Pan African Studies, University of Louisville. She is the author of Blacks, Reds, and Russians: Sojourners, in Search of the Soviet Promise. Dr. Carew has been teaching academe for over forty years in institutions as varied as community colleges, major research universities, small liberal arts colleges, and historically black universities. She has been at the University of Louisville since 2000.
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