21st October 2019

Celebrating Black History & Culture – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – African Connections on Film – ‘Black Girl’ with guest speaker June Givanni
Ousmane Sembène was the first sub-Saharan African filmmaker to achieve international recognition and is widely regarded as ‘the father of African cinema’. BLACK GIRL (1966) is Sembène’s first major work and an account of a young Senegalese woman who takes a job in the home of a bourgeois French family. Sembène draws from the French ‘Nouvelle Vague’ but the perspective is completely that of the African, not the Africanist (who Sembène once accused of ‘looking at us like insects’).

To introduce the film we are delighted to welcome Guyanese born, London-based, pioneering international film curator and founder of the Pan African Cinema Archive, June Givanni.

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