Cine Club: La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil

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03/26/2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Anthony Main Theatre

Mois de la Francophonie March 2017: A celebration of Senegal, le pays de la ”Teranga

Celebrating Senegalese cinema!

Alliance Française and The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul are pleased to host the screening of La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil

Un film de Djibril Diop Mambét, Année : 1998, Durée : 45 min, Genre : Drame, Fiction

In French and Wolof with English subtitles. A discussion featuring Professor Charles Sugnet will follow the film.

$5 for AF and MSP Film Society members; $8.50 for General Public. Student w/ID FREE (Box Office Only)

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About the movie:

Following Le Franc and conceived as the second installment of an unfinished trilogy of dramatic shorts entitled Tales of Little People, Mambéty works in a simpler style that reflects his move beyond documenting Africa’s victimization towards envisioning the continent’s recovery. Consequently, this film is a luminous portrait of a young handicapped girl and her determination to be a street vendor of “Le Soleil,” the national newspaper of Senegal, against the wishes of the other street boys. It is at once a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the street children of Dakar and to the individual’s capability for transforming her situation.

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