University of Rochester

EVENT: Showing of Black Girl, a 1966 film classic about an African woman who lives in slavery after she moves to France with a family

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

January 28, 2005

A young Senegalese woman who failed to find freedom when she left home for France is the main character in Ousmane Sembeneís film Black Girl, which will be shown at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochesterís River Campus. It is free and open to the public.

The first film director from an African country to achieve international acclaim, Sembene also wrote the screenplay for the 65-minute, black-and-white movie released in 1966. In French with English subtitles, Black Girl (Le Noire de . . .) is part of the Africa Video and Film Series sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester on this semesterís theme of the Diaspora in Exile.

For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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