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Histoires de Petites Gens: La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil = Tales of Little People: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

Diop Mambéty, Djibril; Waka Films; Cephéide Productions; Maag Daan (Firm)
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Feature Films
Date
1999
Duration
42:52
Summary
Mambety brings us the feisty Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic who becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper in the competitive world of young male newspaper vendors. She takes on a policeman whom she accuses of shaking her down as well as the boys who taunt her. When some boys take her newspapers and crutches, and her friend asks her “What next?” she triumphantly responds, “We continue”. The scenes - moving, satiric and comic, are expertly played by non-professional actors to a score by acclaimed musician Wasis Diop (Mambety”s brother).
Creator
Diop Mambéty, Djibril, 1945-1998
Waka Films
Cephéide Productions
Maag Daan (Firm)
Actor
Baléra, Lissa
M'Baye, Taïrou
Composer
Diop, Wasis
Presenter
Voser, Silvia, 1951-
Screenwriter
Diagola, Fousseynou
Publisher
California Newsreel (Firm) (film distributor)
Language
Wolof
English
Collection
Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.