African master Djibril Diop Mambety's final film brings us the feisty Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic who becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper in the competitive world of young male newspaper vendors. She takes on a policeman whom she accuses of shaking her down as well as the boys who taunt her. When some boys take her newspapers and crutches, and her friend asks her “What next?” she triumphantly responds, “We continue”. The scenes, moving, satiric and comic, are expertly played by non-professional actors to a score by acclaimed musician Wasis Diop (Mambety's brother).
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A simple story of perseverance and innocent love. Sili Lam's quiet determination is courageous and inspiring and Babou Seck's protective chivalry will melt your heart. I loved it and wanted more!
Very interesting I liked it.
Ah!! And, then she danced.
What a humbling experience, when she states after her crutches are stolen...We Continue...i was inspired.
This film keeps me humble, and filled with compassion. Good short film entry.