Black girl

Black girl

DVD - 2017 | French
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A young Senegalese woman moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally, into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Edition: Special edition.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,monaural
2 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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Jan 31, 2017

The two films on this Criterion Collection issue are highly important in film history. After eons of European White Supremacist domination of Africa, one of the films, a 20 minute 1963 short “Borom Sarret” AKA “The Wagoner” was produced and released. This seems to be the first film ever directed by a Black African. Three years later this same director released his first feature length film, “Black Girl.” No longer would the world have to depend on white supremacists to relay to the world the lives of the people in Africa. This was mirrored in America where Hollywood for decades refused to portray Black Americans in roles suggesting that Blacks were more than mere buffoons or menial servants.

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