Things to do - New York: Two films by Ousmane Sembene.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York will be screening two of the iconic Senegalese filmmakers early works - Black Girl and Borom Sarret - starting February 5th - 7th.
Made in 1963, Borom Sarret is a 19 minute documentary - the first film by the auteur, that chronicles the state of poverty in some parts of Senegal.
Black Girl, one of his most well-known films, is the tragic story about a young Senegalese woman who travels to France and finds out the hard way that her dreams cannot be realized in the ‘mother country’ responsible for not just the colonialism of her country, but of her mind, soul and body.
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