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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

(La petite vendeuse de soleil)

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Djibril Diop Mambéty
Country of origin and year
Senegal/Switzerland/France/Germany 1999
45 minutes
Rated U - Contains mild threat
Cast: Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Tayerou M'Baye.

French and Wolof with English subtitles

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. Sili doesn’t care, and dances in a dress the colour of sunflowers. Djibril Diop Mambety’s little film is a big-hearted odyssey about daring to imagine what you can be, and to hell with what anyone else thinks.





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