A film by Ousmane SEMBENE

Senegal / 65'’ / status : completed

Diouana, a young Senegalese woman, is brought to Antibes bya French couple previously based in Dakar. Under the mistaken assumption that she has been employed as a governess for the couple’s children, Diouana quickly learns that she also must do the cooking, laundry and cleaning.


“An astonishing movie —so ferocious, so haunting , and so unlike anything we’d ever seen.”

Martin Scorsese