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Little Girl who sold the Sun, The

Original title: Petite Vendeuse de Soleil, La
German title: kleine Verkäuferin der "Sonne", Die
Switzerland/France, Senegal, 1999

Director: Mambety, Djibril Diop
Production company: Wakada Films SA (CH), Maag Daan (Senegal)
Co-producers: Cephéide Production (France)
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Drama, 45 Min.
Twelve year old crippled girl Sili makes her way from her African village to town. She wants to help her blind grandmother and tries to sell newspapers in the street. Even the boys have occupied this business Sili makes her way with her unbeatable friendliness, strength and optimism.

A delightful slice of realism about a crippled girl who finds success as a seller of newspapers on the streets of Dakar... this is a charmer (David Stratton, Variety)

Cannes 1999, Olympia 2001

Study guide: cinegamin.free.fr/pages/docpeda/pdf/ ...

World sales address/es:
Wakada (CH)

Sold to:
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Wakada (CH)
Le Films du Paradox (F)
Trigon (CH)