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Title:

BOROM SARRET (LE CHARRETIER)

Title German:DER KARRENSCHIEBER
Title English:THE CART DRIVER, THE WAGONER
Country:Senegal 1963
Colour:b/w
Length:18 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Sembène, Ousmane
Screenplay:Sembène, Ousmane
Cinematography:Lacoste, Christian
Editing:Gaudier, André
  
Cast:Abdoulay, Ly
 Albourah
Production company:Filmi Doomireew



Storyline



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Sembene`s first film, Borom Sarret ("cart owner") chronicles a day in the life of a beleaguered horse-cart driver in Dakar. In spite of the material limitations of the production - if not because of the challenges they posed - Borom Sarret manages to create a powerful social statement as it combines simple means with complex observations on bureaucracy, religion, and the anonymity of the modern city. Compressing his narrative into a mere nineteen minutes, Sembene conveys the condition of Senegal`s urban poor as he situates their experience in the larger social panorama of post-independence Africa. (Africultures)

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Wird häufig als der erste Film eines Afrikaners in Afrika bezeichnet.
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