Photogramme : “La noire de…” (Ousmane Sembene, 1966) (by fannypouic

Thérèse Mbissine Diop, dans le rôle de Diouana

www.arhv.lhivic.org/index.php/2008/02/05/623-compte-rendu…

In his pioneering 1966 film, Black Girl, the great Senegalese author and director, Ousmane Sembene, explores the complex dynamics of the immediate post-colonial period through the simple, devastating story of a Senegalese servant, Diouana (Mbissine Thérèse Diop), and her relationship to the unnamed French couple (Anne Marie Jelinek and Robert Fontaine) who employ her. Sembene reverses the Eurocentric convention where the French characters are those who are individualized and the colonized represent their group.

A powerful film, it deals with one of the most common themes in African cinema: the after-effects of colonialism and racism. But it also deals with another common trope in African cinema: characters who wish to move from Africa to either Europe or America in order to start a better life only to have their dreams shattered.” -youtube commenter

  • 49 notes
  • 19 May 2011
  1. tapangasworld reblogged this from definitionpurity
  2. cordis-mei reblogged this from definitionpurity
  3. definitionpurity reblogged this from antanlontan
  4. driedflowersbouquet reblogged this from 2000-lightyearsfromhome
  5. 2000-lightyearsfromhome reblogged this from antanlontan
  6. antanlontan reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  7. friendlynudes reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  8. espritfollet reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  9. themythsaredead reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  10. thenameismaynard reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  11. alovesupreme420 reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  12. aosakana reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen
  13. restti reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen and added:
    I wanna see this movie.
  14. emmanuellekunt reblogged this from fuckyeahethnicwomen and added:
    OMG THIS MOVIE BRINGS ME BACK TO THIS SEMESTER IN FRENCH TOPICS…… rlly tho it’s an awesome and short movie
  15. fuckyeahethnicwomen posted this