Black Girl

Ousmane Sembène

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Senegal, France, Fiction, 1966, 65′

Sembène’s first feature is considered to be the first Sub-Saharan African film by an African filmmaker to receive international attention. Based on an author’s homonymous short story, it tells the coming from Dakar to the French Riviera, of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman, hired as a babysitter by a cosmopolitan French couple. This is a silent rebellion path, going from illusory dreams of a better life to a reality of exploration.