Borom Sarret is often regarded as the first film ever made in Africa by a black African. Ousmane Sembène tells the story of a poor man who tries to make a living in Dakar as a carter. Although he expects to be paid for his services, he has trouble making this clear and is often disappointed and exploited. This short film illustrates that the independence of the country could not solve the problems of its population.

Original Title Borom Sarret
German Title Borom Sarret
French Title Borom Sarret
Other Titles Borom Sarret
Directed by Sembène Ousmane
Country Senegal
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Ousmane Sembene
Film Editing Andre Gaudier
Cinematography Christian Lacoste
Costumes Erzähler: Ousmane Sembène
Runtime 20 Min.
Language Französisch/d
Ly Abdoulay

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