La Petite Vendeuse de 'Soleil' (1999)

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  • The Little Girl Who Sold 'The Sun' Alternative


Drama. Sili is a young disabled girl who is a beggar. One day she is jostled and knocked down by a group of children who are selling newspapers. Picking herself up, she makes up her mind to stop begging and become independent, and decides to sell newspapers too, despite opposition from her rivals. The title refers to The Sun, the newspaper the little girl sells on the streets of Dakar.

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