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La Noire de... (1966)

Sembène Ousmane, Senegal

After working as a babysitter for a French family in Dakar, a young Senegalese woman is invited to come to France as a governess. But in the West she is only "the black girl" for everyone. Deprived of her freedom, her dignity and her identity, she sees only a radical last act of resistance. Ousmane Sembène's feature film debut was one of the very first African feature films and is based on a newspaper report about the suicide of an African housemaid. From this, Sembène formed a parable about neo-colonialism and the new slave trade.

Duration
60 minutes
Language
OV French
Subtitles
english, german
Video Quality
720p
Available in
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein
Bonus
Borom Sarret (21 Min.)
Subtitles: english, german

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