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712 Ratings

Black Girl

La noire de...

Directed by Ousmane Sembène
Senegal, 1966


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 to the south of France. In her new country, she is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers.

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Black Girl Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Venice Film Festival


Locarno International Film Festival


Prix Jean Vigo

1966 | Winner: Feature Film

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