BLACK GIRL: From Dakar to Antibes, A Story of Oppression

La Noire de… (1966), with its English name Black Girl, has the quality of being one of the first films from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is directed by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who always aimed to educate his people. With this quality, Black Girl bears a great importance in terms of reflecting Francophone Africa, its colonized … Continue reading BLACK GIRL: From Dakar to Antibes, A Story of Oppression

THE PIANO: Piano as The Object of Desire

Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993) leaves me with an outburst of emotions every time I watch it. It flows poetically, with its vigorous but sentimental music, dark but dreamlike atmosphere and silent but extremely loud main character Ada (Holly Hunter). Ada’s muteness makes her all the louder, as the characters around her grow desperate to … Continue reading THE PIANO: Piano as The Object of Desire