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‘Girlhood’ Star Plays A 19th-Century Black Equestrian In New Movie

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‘Girlhood’ Star Plays A 19th-Century Black Equestrian In New Movie

Karidja Touré will play Selika Lazevski, who is reimagined as an African princess.

French actress Karidja Touré may have first caught your attention in 2015 after the U.S. release of the coming-of-age drama “Girlhood.” Now, she’s back for another coming-of-age movie, but this time she’ll be depicting the life of equestrian Selika Lazevski.

The Adventures of Selika” is a short film based on the 19th-century equestrian, whom the film’s writer Sybil H. Mair reimagines as an African princess forced to leave her home and find her place in the world.

The movie comes three years after the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Girlhood,” which earned Touré a nomination for…

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