POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Friday, December 09, 2016
Black Girl is a classic film, a narrative feature created in 1966 by the Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who is often described as the father of African cinema. A class screening of the film may supplement a French language, social studies, or postcolonial cinema curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will challenge students to think critically about race, class and national power dynamics in a historical and contemporary context.