Women's Human Rights Film Series: "Tall As the Baobab Tree"
Date(s): Feb 3rd, 2015 Location: Highland Park Library
In a rural Senegalese village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to leave their family’s home to attend school in the 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. Featuring a cast of local villagers on camera for the first time, this stunning drama blurs the line between fiction and reality, capturing the emotional clash between youth and tradition.