Borom Sarret (1966)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - Senegal  |  
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This short work is the first film of Senegalese director, Ousmane Sembene, one of the founding filmmakers of African cinema. The film follows the daily routine of a horse-cart driver. Along his way, he encounters an unfortunate array of characters who embody the economic woes of the impoverished people. Sembene may not have possessed the means to produce a film of the caliber of his later works, but he already possessed the socially critical voice.

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against-all-odds, driver, poverty