INSIANG Lino BROCKA 1976 - 01:35

"Insiang" is first and foremost a character analysis: a young woman raised in a miserable environment. The director used this character to recreate the ‘violence’ stemming from urban overpopulation, to show the annihilation of a human being, the loss of human dignity caused by the physical and social environment and to point out the need to change these life conditions. Lino Brocka's characters always react through fighting :"I have conceived Insiang like an immoral story : two women share the same man, the daughter takes her revenge and finally reveals at the end that she had conspired from the beginning to kill her mother’s lover without having ever loved him, so that the murder was, in fact, unnecessary."

LA NOIRE DE... Ousmane SEMBENE 1966 - 01:05

Black Girl, Ousmane Sembène's first feature film, consciously explores the nature and effects of cultural domination. Black Girl records the story of a young black Senegalese woman, Diouana, brought to Antibes by a French couple previously based in Dakar. Under the mistaken assumption that she has been employed as a governess for the couple's children, Diouana quickly learns that she must do the cooking, laundry, cleaning, and babysitting. Without salary and any friends, ignored by her employers, confined into the house except for shopping, and disillusioned by the sad discrepancy between the realities of her life in France and her old dreams about France as a Mecca of beautiful people, fancy life and adventure, Diouana finally commits suicide.

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