After you’ve watched the assigned film for the week, La Noire – Written and Directed by Ousmane Sembene (1966), I would like for you to post in this group discussion a response to the prompt below, however please adhere the instructions:

  • You must post a response to the prompt’s question/theme
  • You must respond to one of your peer’s posts in this forum to get a complete grade
  • If a post already has a response then please pick another one so that we’re not all commenting on the same thread/discussion
  • Try your best to spellcheck your posts for punctuation and grammar so that it’s easy to read
  • 100 words Minimum
  • There is a 0 tolerance policy for plagiarism or offensive language in this or any future group discussions in this class

Discussion Prompt:

This film takes place in Senegal after it has already gained its independence from France in 1959, however we are shown the reality of how the French elite status quo still maintains a firm grip over its former African subjects. How does Black Girl’s (English name) main protagonist’s inability to voice her opinions and her powerlessness against her oppression eventually lead to her committing suicide?

La Noire: