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La noire de...

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1966

letters never sent's rating of the film Black Girl

Powerful but fell flat on some aspect, particularly Diouna's character. It's good that her treatment under her employers wasn't done melodramatically, yet it was all too passive. She was passive, and that decision she made in the end felt too abrupt. Sadly, something like this still happens to domestic workers.