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Borom sarret

directed by Ousmane Sembène
Senegal 1966
  • 20 min
84 Ratings


Borom sarret opens to the stark emptiness of a black screen, evocatively filled by the sound of a solemn, mystical tribal chant incanted amid the asynchrony of a blunt, rhythmic beat. The darkness subsequently reveals a high contrast, daylight shot of the impoverished native quarters.