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Film Special: "Tall as the Baobab Tree"

Jeremy Teicher’10 presents his film about a girl sold into an arranged marriage and her sister, who tries to rescue her. Discussion follows.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
BFVAC - Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

Jeremy Teicher will introduce the film; Q & A to follow.


In his debut feature, alum Jeremy Teicher’10 poignantly depicts the tensions between tradition and modernity in contemporary Senegal. Coumba and her sister Debo are the first in their family to attend school in the city, but having fallen on hard times the girls' father sells the 11-year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Dreaming of a brighter future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her sister from a fate she did not choose. D: Jeremy Teicher, Senegal, 2012, subtitled, 82m

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