As a former colony, the Bahamian people are well versed in the effects of colonialism. It is this theme that African writer and director Ousmane Sembène explores in rich detail in his 1966 film Black Girl.
On September 21st at 8 p.m. the NAGB presents this seminal and rarely seen work of how colonialist attitudes clash against a young black woman’s dreams of working for a rich white family in another country. It is at times a simple, yet complex examination of how colonialist attitudes continue to reverberate long after the politics of colonialism has ended.
The screening is free and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and spend this wonderful summer evening with us.