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Princeton French Film Festival | Screening of Ousmane Sembène’s classic “Black Girl” (1966) and Q&A with Johanna Makabi

Johanna Makabi, filmmaker

Sat, 4/13 · 7:00 pm9:00 pm · Betts Auditorium

Princeton Film Festival Society

As part of the second edition of the Princeton French Film Festival, you’re invited to the free screening of Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl (French: La noire de…)(1966), a classic of world cinema by “the father of African cinema” who follows Diouana (Mbissine Thérèse Diop), a Senegalese woman who 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 from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, Diouana is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment.

Free and open to everyone upon registration, this screening will be followed by a short movie interview (Notre Mémoire, 12 minutes) of actress Mbissine Thérèse Diop made by filmmaker Johanna Makabi who will be in attendance for a Q&A.

Check out the Festival’s whole schedule on our website.

Sponsored by:
Princeton University: Graduate Student Government Board; Department of French & Italian, Department of African American Studies; Campus Conversation on Identity; Gender + Sexuality Resource Center; Center for Collaborative History; Department of English; Lewis Center for the Arts; Program in Contemporary European Politics & Society; Department of Art & Archeology; Princeton Center for Language Study; Forbes College; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of Music; Davis International Center . Cultural institutions: Princeton French Center for Excellence; Albertine Cinémathèque (a program of FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain); Délégation Générale du Québec à New York; Princeton Accueil. Educational institutions: French American School of Princeton; The Lawrenceville School (Language Department); Alliance Française de Princeton

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