Black Girl / Borom Sarret DVD + Blu-Ray

Black Girl / Borom Sarret DVD + Blu-Ray
Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene was the first Sub-Saharan African filmmaker to achieve international recognition, and is widely regarded as the father of African cinema. His first major work, Black Girl, is the uncompromising story of Diouana, a young Senegalese nanny whose hopes of an exciting life in France are dashed when her white employers expect her to work as their servant. Also included is Sembene's directorial debut, the short film Borom Sarret, the first ever indigenous Black African film. An allegorical tale exploring poverty and inequality, it charts a day in the life of a hard-up cart driver in Dakar, whose good deeds are rewarded with great injustice.

Special Features
New 4K Restorations Of Both Films, Theatrical And Alternative Colour-Sequence Versions Of Black Girl, Snatched Of A Conversation With M'bissine Therese Diop (2005, 14 Mins) Interview With The Star Of Black Girl, Sembene: The Making Of African Cinema (Manthia Diawara, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, 1994, 60 Mins): Award-Winning Documentary About The Pioneering Filmmaker, Sembene: A Portrait (D Sentilhes, B Josse, 2003, 12 Mins): Illustrated Chronology Of The Director's Life In Film, Illustrated Booklet Featuring New Essays By Samba Gadjigo And Alain Sembene; Full Film Credits
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioFrench Dolby Digital Mono Audio, French PCM Mono Audio
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastMbissine Therese Diop,Anne-Marie Jelinek,Ly Abdoulay,Albourah
ColourColour
ColourBlack & White
DirectorOusmane Sembene
Discs2
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageFrench
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2015-10-19
Run Time80
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1963

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