About the Film:
Ousmane Sembène, the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. A complex, layered critique on the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world. Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.
Followed by a panel discussion.
Kaci Jones, Reporter at News10NBC
Lesli Myers, Superintendent, Brockport Central School District
Yvonne Buchanan, Visual Artist/Educator at Syracuse University
Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison, program manager, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies, University of Rochester.
Ericka Wilson, News Producer at News10NBC will moderate the panel.
The Black Cinema Series is a collaboration with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ).