Black Girl/Borom Sarret, DVD

Black Girl/Borom Sarret DVD

Directed by Ousmane Sembene


Double bill of African dramas written and directed by Ousmane Sembene. 'Black Girl' (1966) follows Sengalese woman Diouana (Mbissine Diop) as she travels to France in search of a better life.

But as she starts work as a maid in the south of the country, the reality of her new life leads to her feeling disillusioned, isolated and without a way out.

The short 'Sarret' (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver (Ly Abdoulay) in Dakar.

After he is requested to take one of his customers to a wealthy, white neighbourhood, the cart driver finds his livelihood at the mercy of the law.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5035673008546
  • Catalogue number: BFIB1223
  • Studio: BFI
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Col & B/W


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