Tall As The Baobab Tree
Senegal & USA | 2013 | 82 min
A powerful voice from Africa’s young generation, Tall as the Baobab Tree poignantly depicts a family struggling to find its footing at the outer edge of the modern world… where questions of right and wrong are not always black and white.
Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to leave their family’s remote African village, where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family’s survival, their father decides to sell 11-year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her elders and her dreams for the future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.
Tall As the Baobab Tree was supported by the San Francisco Film Society and is released through SFFS’s collaboration and partnership with the Sundance Institute #ArtistServices Initiative.
DIR Jeremy Teicher
SCR Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas
CAST Dior Kâ, Oumoul Kâ, Cheikh Dia, Alpha Dia, Mboural Dia, Mouhamed Diallo, Birame Ndour, Mounirou Cissé, Mamel Dia