• Film ID:
  • 19686
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=80 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Senegal.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
BLACK GIRL (1966)
(BOROM SARRET)
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A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair... 
Borom Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man.
 

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