Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree)
Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) (2013)

In a rural Senegalese 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.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 5, 2013
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Chris Collins' serene lensing highlights the family's closeness and its connection to the environment, while Jay Wadley's African harp score adds to the pic's authenticity.

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

An appealing film that tackles the alarming subject of forced child marriage, but unfortunately director Jeremy Teicher struggles with extracting natural performances from his cast of local villagers.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

Tall as the Baobab Tree tells a fascinating and frustrating story that leaves you wondering what will happen next.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

Simple, swift and a little sad, this debut is far from perfect, but shows real promise.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Tall as the Baobab Tree considers every point of view in its drama, and avoids being preachy, letting the truth of the scenario speak for itself.

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