Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

  • Petite vendeuse de soleil (La)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Die kleine Verkäuferin der Sonne [Allemagne] | The Little Sun Seller [GB] | La pequeña vendedora de sol [Spain]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1999
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 45 (in minutes)

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 ____________ 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 ___________________ 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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