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Restored & Unseen: Black Girl & Borom Sarret

Two early films by pioneer of African cinema Ousmane Sembène: both his feature film debut La noire de... (also known as Black Girl, 1966) and the short film Borom sarret  (also known as The Wagoner, 1963) are screened in new 4K restorations. 

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Black Girl was restored by the Cineteca di Bologna/L”Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with the Sembène Estate; INA (Institut National de l”Audiovisuel); Éclair; and the Centre National de Cinématographie, financially supported by The Film Foundation”s World Cinema Project.

Borom sarret was restored in 2013 by the Cineteca di Bologna/L”Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Éclair in collaboration with The Film Foundation”s World Cinema Project; INA (Institut National de l”Audiovisuel) and the Sembène Estate, financially supported by the Doha Film Institute.

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