Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (45 mins)
Sili, a crippled Senegalese girl, decides to do a boy’s job, selling newspapers on the streets of Dakar. She’s great at it, but the boys aren’t happy. Djibril Diop Mambety’s (Touki Bouki) little film is a big-hearted odyssey about daring to imagine what you can be, and to hell with what anyone else thinks.
Described by the New York Times as a "masterpiece of understated humanity" upon its release in 1999, the film was originally intended to be the second part of a trilogy entitled Tales of Ordinary People, until the untimely death of director Djibril Diop Mambety before he could complete the third film.
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Featuring Lissa Balera, Tayerou M'baye
Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
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