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Fashion in Film Festival: The Black Girl

A moving movie about one woman's heritage.

The Hoxton, Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD
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A moving movie about one woman's heritage.

We're hosting Fashion in Film Festival at The Hoxton, Holborn for a screening of The Black Girl, directed by Ousmane Sembène and introduced by London-based curator and film writer Karen Alexander.

Racism, colonial oppression and injustice were recurring themes for Senegalese author Ousmane Sembène, who in the 1960s turned from literature to the cinema in order for his social message to reach a broader audience. 

Mbissine Thérèse Diop plays Diouna, a black nanny to a French family. Initially lured by a more glamorous life, she is brought from Dakar to the south of France, into the alien world of an airless apartment where memories of her heritage are played out against the backdrop of a repressive world ruled by status and race. Sembène’s first feature film, Black Girl received much critical attention and won the prestigious Grand Prix Jean Vigo.