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Borom sarret (1963)

Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man

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Ousmane Sembene

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Ousmane Sembene
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Ly Abdoulay Ly Abdoulay ... Le charretier
Albourah Albourah ... Le cheval
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Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Senegal

Language:

French

Release Date:

1963 (Senegal) See more »

Also Known As:

A fuvaros See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This short film was the first ever indigenous black African film. See more »

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Featured in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

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One of 3 African movies I've seen...
19 October 2000 | by will2000ukSee all my reviews

20 minutes long. Black and white. Focusing on one cart driver. Sounds pretty c**p, huh? Wrong! The film makes excellent satirical points on the class divide, as well as providing some excellent, if somewhat crude, camera work. However, it's depth puts many movies to shame.


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