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A Tribute to M’Bissine Thérèse Diop at Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays




Sat, Jul 1

8:00 pm

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238


Celebrate the legacy of Senegalese actress M’Bissine Thérèse Diop (born 1949) by watching her star in Ousmane Sembène’s landmark film Black Girl (1966, 55 min.). Then, hear about Diop’s experience as a Black actor in the 1960s by watching her in Johanna Makabi’s documentary Notre mémoire (2021, 12 min.).

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Black Girl / La Noire de…

Ousmane Sembène / Senegal / 1965 / 60mins

Diouana, a beautiful and ambitious young woman, secures a job as a babysitter with a French couple working in Dakar. In France, she finds herself a virtual prisoner and exploited. Her silent rebellion is strangely effective and foreshadows the film's climax and ominous ending.

Notre mémoire

Johanna Makabi / France / 2021 / 12mins

Mbissine Thérèse Diop played the starring role in Ousmane Sembène’s landmark first feature, 1966’s Black Girl (La Noire de…). Today, she looks back on her experience as a Black actress in the 1960s.