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50 years after its debut, a restored version of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s first film Black Girl is now available from the @criterioncollection. Fresh Air critic at-large John Powers says:

“We can all name movies that take place in Africa – from the many adventures of Tarzan to Oscar winning hits like Out of Africa – but these are not movies that actually come out of Africa.  They were made by outsiders looking in.  In fact, I’d wager that most Westerners have never seen an African story filmed from the inside.

There’s no better way to correct this than Black Girl, the taut, moving, 1966 film that’s widely regarded as the first-ever fiction feature by a black African director.  It was written and directed by Ousmane Sembène, a brilliant Senegalese auteur who wasn’t merely the godfather of African cinema but probably the greatest artist it has yet produced.  Now out on DVD, Blu-ray, and iTunes streaming in a gorgeous new restoration from Criterion, Sembène’s debut feels as timely today as it did half a century ago.”

Hear the full review.