FILM SCREENING | Black Girl (1966)
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February 9 @ 6:30 pm
Black Girl is the deceptively simple story of 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, and delivers 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.
1966 | Senegal | Ousmane Sembene | 59 minutes
This is a free educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you get a $6 solidarity ticket to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming.