A remarkable, little-seen African film on the aspirations of a black girl still resonates 50 years later — Quartz

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Fifty years ago, Ousmane Sembène released his feature debut Black Girl. The writer and director uses a newly independent Senegal, hungry for political and social alternatives, as the backdrop for the widely acclaimed film. It’s through the film’s main character, Diouana (played by Mbissine Thérèse Diop), that Sembène makes a powerful argument about Senegal’s independence…

via A remarkable, little-seen African film on the aspirations of a black girl still resonates 50 years later — Quartz

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