Black Girl - La Noire De

"A devastating, New Wave-influenced look at a Senegalese maid's experience working on the French Riviera" – Hollywood Reporter A Senegalese woman 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, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair. The harsh treatment leads her to consider suicide the only way out. Black Girl is the first feature film ever released by a director from Sub-Saharan Africa. FRIDAY, FEB 6 @ 8PM 8PM introduction of the film by Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins and Dr. Samba Gadjigo 8:10PM Film "65 minutes"; the film may be preceded by a trailer for Dr. Gadjigo’s documentary 9:15PM Q&A by Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins and Dr. Samba Gadjigo 10:15 PM Reception Paramount Center - Family Screening Room. Brought to you by ArtsEmerson