Borom Sarret (1963)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Ly Abdoulaye Albourah

  • Countries

    France Senegal

  • Year

    1963

  • Genre

    Drama

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Fiction

Alternative titles

  • The Wagoner Alternative
  • Le Charretier Alternative
  • The Cart Driver Alternative

Synopsis

SHORT FILM. A young cart-driver in Dakar is robbed and cheated by a succession of dishonest passengers, and ends up having his cart confiscated by the police, losing with it not only his means of livelihood but his sole claim to self-respect in an exploited and poverty-ridden community. The film is set in post-independence Senegal. The narrative is garnished with the voice-over of Sembene himself.

NOTE: This film is considered to be the first film made in Africa by a black African.

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