2014 Edition's Long Narrative

Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab Tree

  • Section :Long Narrative
  • Country :Senegal
  • Production Year :2013
  • Runtime: 82 Minutes

    Director: Jeremy Teicher

    Screenwriters: Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas

    Cinematographer: Chris Collins

    Editor: Sofi Marshall

    Music Composer: Jay Wadley

    Cast: Alpha Dia, Cheikh Dia, Mboural Dia, Mouhamed Diallo & Dior Ka

    Print Source: al@visitfilms.com

    Synopsis: Leaving their family's remote African village where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, the father decides to give away the eleven year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her heritage and her dreams for the future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.

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