Tall as the Baobab Tree

Screenings

2013 Season
London, New York

Tall as the Baobab Tree poignantly depicts a family struggling to find its footing on the edge of the modern world fraught with tensions between tradition and modernity. Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to leave their family's remote African village, where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, their father decides to sell 11-year-old Debo into an arranged marriage.

Filmmaker(s): 
Jeremy Teicher
Year: 
2012
82m
Genre: 
Drama