La Noire de … (Black Girl) / Borom Sarret (The Wagoner)

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SEMBÈNE!_ICONSembène: Father of African Cinema

La Noire de … (Black Girl) / Borom Sarret (The Wagoner)

  • 1965/1963
  • Directed By: Ousmane Sembène
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Monday, October 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Black Girl
La Noire De … (Black Girl) (1965) directed by Ousmane Sembène
Borom Sarret (The Wagoner) (1963) directed by Ousmane Sembène


Ousmane Sembène’s first feature, La Noire de … (Black Girl) follows a young Senegalese woman who imagines a glamourous life for herself in Marseille as she begins working for a bourgeois French family. She soon discovers that life as a domestic is a dehumanizing experience not far removed from slavery. La Noire de … earned awards for Sembène at Senegal’s Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres and France’s Festival de Cannes (the prestigious Prix Jean Vigo). Also screening is Sembène’s earlier short, Borom Sarret (The Wagoner), the story of a poor cart driver struggling in postcolonial Dakar. Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman are scheduled to be present. In French with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)


La Noire de … (Black Girl) was restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Sembène Estate, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, INA, Eclair laboratories, and Centre National de Cinématographie. Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/ L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.


Borom Sarret (The Wagoner) was restored in 2013 by the World Cinema Foundation in association with INA. The restoration was carried out at Éclair Laboratories and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.


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