„African Perspectives »: AfricAvenir presents « La Noire de… » by Sembène Ousmane, Senegal, 1966, 65 min
Premiere. 18h30 @FNCC. Entrance is 20,- Nam$.


« Of all African film directors, Sembene is the first to confer value to images. »
-Med Hondo

With La noire de… (Black Girl), a first and prize-winning feature, the godfather of African Cinema Sembene put Africa on the map of world cinema in 1966.
Black Girl is an exploration of a Senegalese woman who is transplanted to France to work as a maid for a French family. She is stripped of her cultural identity and dissolved into a person of a lesser class whose sole function is to clean up after the household. Her disenchantment with her position leads to hopelessness.
Diouana decides to take matters into her own hands and ends her life so she can emancipate herself from the environment of slave-like captivity.
The screening is supported by M-Net and Africiné. Entrance 20,- N$

– Best Feature, Jean Vigo Award at the Cannes Film Festival, 1966
– Tanit d’Or award, Carthage, 1966
– Antilope d’argent, Festival mondial des Arts nègres, 1966

[Time : Horaire]
18:30 (6:30 PM)

[Where / Où ]
Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC)
118 Robert Mugabe Avenue PO BOX 11622, Windhoek, Namibia

Programmer/Programmateur :
Hans-Christian Mahnke
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