Tall as the Baobab Tree

Program Running Time 82 min.

Films in Program

(Grand comme le Baobab)
Directed By: Jeremy Teicher
(Senegal, 2012, 82 mins, HDCAM)

Coumba and Debo, sisters from a Sengalese village, are the first of the family to attend school. When their brother is injured, father decides to sell young Debo as a bride. Coumba concocts a plan to save her… Jeremy Teicher’s accomplished and understated drama sensitively captures the tradition/modernity split in Africa today.