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TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE

Director:

  Jeremy Teicher
  

Year Released:

  2012

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

4 out of 5

4 out of 5

Key Performances:

  Alpha Dia
  Mboural Dia
  Mouhamed Diallo
  Dior KÔ
  Oumoul KÔ
Movie Haiku:Superb story by Teicher & co-writer Alexi Pappas about a teenage girl in Senegal coming face-to-face with her first moral dilemma. When a financial crisis hits, her father decides to keep "Coumba" (Dior KÔ) in school & marry off her 11 year old sister instead. Told with such simplicity & respect, it is as if the great Ousmane Sembene was playing coach from the Great Beyond.

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  Yes

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  2014