ARRAY @ The Broad: Black Girl

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Tickets SOLD OUT


Recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema, Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl follows a young Senegalese woman as she journeys to France for work and a life worthy of her. This stirring 1966 classic will serve as entry into candid dialogue about images of black femininity post-colonialism. A conversation will follow the screening with special guests director Euzhan Palcy, actress Aisha Hinds, director and actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell, moderated by journalist Britni Danielle.

Tickets to this program include same-night access before the program to The Broad, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Co-presented by ARRAY @ The Broad and REDCAT

About ARRAY @ The Broad

World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day, and World Hepatitis Day.

Since opening its doors in 2015, The Broad has presented annual programming for World AIDS Day to commemorate the many who have lost their lives to the pandemic, to recognize the many still living with HIV/AIDS, and to acknowledge that, globally speaking, the AIDS crisis is not over. At the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, artists became activists and activism grew into an art form. Prime examples of this include Broad collection artists Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz (both of whom died of AIDS-related complications), Ross Bleckner, who started his practice dealing with the AIDS epidemic in 1980s, and Glenn Ligon and Jenny Holzer, who continue to use their artistic voices to highlight the need for public awareness around HIV/AIDS.

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