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CHARULATA

Satyajit RAY

Country : India

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Cannes Classics - World Cinema Foundation

BOROM SARRET

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Directed by : Ousmane SEMBENE

Year of production : 1963 Country : SENEGAL Length : 22 minutes

Synopsis

Often considered the first African film made by a black African, Borom Sarret is Ousmane Sembène's debut film and a clear statement against those who believed that independence had solved all the problems of the Afican people. In Sembène's words: "it is the story of a cartman who is, to some extent, the taxi driver of a horse-drawn cart. Confronted by a rich customer in a residential district prohibited to such a type of vehicle, a cop stops him, makes a complaint, and seizes the cart. Relieved of his livelihood, the poor fellow remains sadly in his place. His wife entrusts the guardianship of their children to him and leaves, while saying to him, 'We will eat this evening...'"

Credits

Ousmane SEMBENE - Director

Christian LACOSTE - Cinematography

André GAUDIER - Film Editor

Ousmane SEMBENE - Script / Dialogue

Casting

Abdoulaye LY - The Wagoner

Photo du Film

Contacts

Production

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Cannes Classics Released on Ousmane SEMBENE

BOROM SARRET

Often considered the first African film made by a black African, Borom Sarret is Ousmane Sembène's debut film and a clear statement against those who...
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