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

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

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

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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