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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

La petite vendeuse de soleil (original title)
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Lissa Balera ...
Sili
Aminata Fall
Tayerou M'Baye
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A delightful portrait of the streetlife in Dakar
17 August 2000 | by (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Being a poor and handicapped girl in a large West-African city guarantees a life full of hardship. But Sili is determined to take her fate into her own hands. She stops begging and starts to sell the newspaper 'le Soleil'. Although healthy boys dominate this business, she is immediately successful.

The atmosphere of the movie is slightly naïve; Sili successful stands up to policemen and even frees a woman who was imprisoned innocently. Although a bit fairytale-like, the girl Sili is indeed a worthy tribute to the street children of Dakar.


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