Saturday, April 05, 2014

Tall as the Baobab Tree (Grand comme le Baobab)

Senegal 2012

Seen 4 April 2014

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.9/10

In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage

My ratings 7.5/10

My impressions:

Tradition, modernity
Clashes when a tragedy occurs

Plans to defy the norm
Diligently working towards a goal
In hopes of saving the life
Of a young person
Still a child but soon to be thrown
Into the world of adults

Unless the plan is a success

A glimmer of hope when the goal is reached
But tradition holds sway

You must keep your word
That is emphasised
Quietly, in a neutral tone
The tradition must be followed
The negatives set aside

Tradition does not consider the person

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