Seen at the 4th annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.
When a financial crisis hits, her father decides to keep “Coumba” (Dior Kâ) in school & marry off her 11 year old sister instead.
Told with such simplicity & respect, it’s as if the great Ousmane Sembene was providing personal coaching from the Great Beyond.
Top Photo: “Coumba” (Dior Kâ) searches for a solution to her problem.
Bottom Photo: “Coumba” with her younger sister “Debo” (played by Dior’s real sister Oumul Kâ).
Q: Does Tall as the Baobab Tree pass the Bechdel Test?