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Black Girl Introduction and Post-Screening Q & A



Post-screening discussion at the Walker Art Center led by Charles Sugnet, associate professor, English department, University of Minnesota, as part of the film series Ousmane Sembene: African Stories.

Film description: A Senegalese maid employed in the Cote d’Azur is confined to the kitchen and treated like an object—forced to defend her humanity against a new form of slavery. Sembene’s assured debut, shot in arresting black and white, screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Prix Jean Vigo.  “A stark, inventive portrait of colonial displacement.” – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice 1966, 35mm, in French with English subtitles, 65 minutes.