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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

La petite vendeuse de soleil

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal, France, 1999
Short, Drama

Synopsis

A young, illiterate, disabled girl named Sili from a shantytown on the outskirts of Dakar decides one day to abandon her blind grandmother’s vocation of begging in the street and take up the physically demanding job of selling newspapers.

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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Critics reviews

Ablaze in color, Mambéty’s remarkable The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, a 43-minute neorealist tale set in Dakar, was the last film completed by the Senegalese maestro before he died in 1998.
March 21, 2017
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