May 17, 2016

Ousmane Sembene's "Black Girl"

Mbissine Thérèse Diop, the star of Black Girl.
Films were meant to be seen on a large screen, and the new, stunning print of the late Ousmane Sembene's Black Girl (1966) is a case in point. This classic film, an indictment of French neocolonialism, has not been available for many years. Shot from an African-Senegalese perspective, it also represents a rare movie from the point-of-view of a woman of color. Read my review here: Also, a link to my 2004 interview with the filmmaker for his last film, Mooladé (2004) is here: