Black Venus

Black Venus (Belgium, France, Italy, 2010)

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  • Black Venus (Belgium, France, Italy, 2010)
  • jasmine
  • April 4, 2016

Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Black Venus tells the story of Saartjes Baartman who was displayed in carnivals around Europe in the 19th Century.

After leaving South Africa in 1808 in search of fame and fortune, she follows her master, Casear, to London. However she soon finds herself trapped in a life of freak shows under the name “Hottentot Venus” Рexhibiting her body throughout Europe as “the missing link”.

This tragic story and Australian television premiere is beautifully captured by director Abdellatif Kechiche.

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