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"Black Girl/Borom Sarrett": 40 Years Ago in Senegal
written by UnpaidCritic October 6, 2007 - 1:08 PM PDT
This film is a gem that will take you to the inner life of a struggling Senagalese domestic in France. Rather than living the glamorous life she imagined, she feels trapped by illiteracy and the harshness of her mistress. The waning days of French colonialism are all around her, and in her home country rebel activity is ascendeant. Unfortunately, she doesn't make the leap but falls between the cracks. If you want a film that will have you thinking about it for days and that will contribute to your soul, this is the one.

A disturbing look at 1960s French culture
written by Garlynn March 22, 2006 - 3:26 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This film is not only a good story about a black girl who travels from Africa to France as a housemaid for a French family, it's a very disturbing look at how poorly white French families treated their black help during the 1960s, and, more in general, at what it meant to be black during that time period, even if black meant from Africa, not black-American.

Highly recommended.


(Average 7.09)
22 Votes
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