Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1998
Format : Mid-length
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In Dakar, selling newspapers on the street is an occupation always occupied by boys. But one morning, Sili, a young beggar, challenges that exclusive rule. Her age is uncertain, between 10 and 13, and she walks the streets with the help of her crutches. She begs for help in the same spot the boys sell their papers, but today they attack her and she falls, rolling over and over. That's it; she too will sell newspapers starting tomorrow.

This film is a luminous portrait of a young physically-challenged girl and her determination to be a street vendor of Le Soleil, the national newspaper of Senegal, against the wishes of the "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 his/her situation.

Conceived as the second instalment of an unfinished trilogy of dramatic shorts entitled "Tales of Little People", Mambety works in a much simpler style than his two feature films "Touki Bouki" and "Hyenas", which reflects his move beyond documenting Africa's victimisation towards envisioning the continent's recovery. Consequently, "La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil" 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.

By Djibril Diop Mambety
Senegal/France/Switzerland/Germany 1999 | 45min | DigiBeta | French/Wolof with English subtitles | Rating 15 | Short

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Da tempo immemore la vendita dei giornali per le strade di
Dakar è in mano a giovanissimi strilloni, bambini dei tanti
disoccupati dei quartieri popolari. Sili è una ragazzina di dodici
anni, costretta a camminare con l'aiuto di stampelle. Lei e i suoi
amici chiedono l'elemosina e vendono riviste e quotidiani ai
passanti, ma un giorno vengono "spodestati" da un gruppo di
ragazzi. Spintonata, Sili cade a terra. Si sente umiliata, derisa,
ma non si arrende. E il giorno dopo prende la decisione:
venderà solo lei i giornali in quell'angolo di strada.

Senegal/Francia, 1998, DVD, 45 min., woolof sottotitoli in
italiano

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ESPAÑOL
En Dakar, la venta ambulante de periódicos siempre ha sido una actividad reservada a los chicos, pero una mañana, Sili, la pequeña mendiga, lo pone en duda. Debe tener entre 10 y 13 años de edad y vive en la calle desplazándose con la ayuda de muletas. Pide en el mismo lugar donde los chicos venden los periódicos. Pero hoy, estos la agraden con violencia y rueda por el suelo. Está decidido. Ella también venderá periódicos, como todo el mundo.

TITULO: La Petite vendeuse de soleil (La pequeña vendedora de sol | The Little Sun Seller)
DIRECTOR: Djibril Diop Mambéty
GENERO: Ficción
PAÍS: Francia, Senegal, Swazilandia
AÑO: 1998
CARACTERÍSTICAS: 45'-35 mm - color - VO uolof - Subtitulado español

Dirección / Réalisation / Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Producción / Production / Producer: Waka Films, Maag Daan, Renardes Productions
Guión / Scénario / Screenplay: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Fotografía / Image / Cinematography: Jacques Besse
Música / Musique /Music: Wasis Diop
Montaje / Montage / Editing: Sarah Touss Matton
Intérpretes / Interprètes / Cast: Lissa Baléra (Sili), Tayerou M'Baye, Oumou Samb, Moussa Baldé, Dieynaba Laam, Martin N'Gom

PREMIOS
Namur IFF 1999
Los Angeles Pan African FF 2000
International Biennal for Film Music 1999
Chicago International children FF 2000
Castellinaria IFF Young Cinema 1999
Aspen Shortsfest 2000

DISPONIBILIDAD EN CINENÓMADA
Disponibilidad en formato DVD y BETA SP

Source:
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