La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil is an inspiring short Senegalese film by director Djibril Diop Mambéty.
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. Mambéty works in a simpler style that reflects his move beyond documenting Africa’s victimization towards envisioning the continent’s recovery.
Join the Alliance Française and the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul for this screening of La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil. The film will be show in its original French and Wolof with English subtitles. A discussion featuring Professor Charles Sugnet will follow the film.
This screening is free with Student ID for students, and only $8.50 for the general public. Get your tickets HERE.