On 9 October a screening of Le Noire de / Black Girl features at the Franco Namibian Culture Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek, Namibia, as part of African Perspectives. The film series, organised by non-profit foundation AfricAvenir, showcases films with an African viewpoint on relevant social, cultural and historical issues.
Le Noire de / Black Girl is considered the first film originating from sub-Saharan Africa. It is written and directed by Senegalese Ousmane Sembene and has won several awards, including the Prix Jean Vigo for best feature film at the International Cannes Film Festival in 1966.
The film is about a young woman from Senegal who moves to France to work as a nanny. Once there, she finds herself at a loss and questions her cultural identity when her wealthy employees treat her harshly and employ her as a full-time servant.
Tickets for Le Noire de / Black Girl are N$20 and the M-Net-supported screening takes place at 18h30.