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Published on Jun 30, 2013
The social impact documentary raises crucial awareness about the plight of 50.000 quranic students, Talibes (young boys between 4-15 years old) who are forced to beg by their teachers and suffer exploitation in conditions akin to slavery. Following the staff of local non-profit La Maison de la Gare (MDG), in their efforts to combat this, the documentary sets out on a poetic exploration of the nature and circumstances that breed and prolong the suffering of the children.
WINNER Best Documentary & Best Cinematography - International Movie Awards 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION The United Nations Assoc. Film Festival (Stanford University 2011) International Human Rights Film Festival -This Human World (Vienna 2011) International Human Rights Film Festival (Barcelona 2011) Bristol International Development Conference (Bristol 2012) Africa World Documentary Film Festival (Cameroon, Nigeria 2012) London International Documentary Film Festival (London 2012) Intl. Film Festival For Peace, Inspiration, And Equality (Indonesia 2012) Festival Cinemas D'afrique (Switzerland 2012) COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival (Canada 2012) African Bamba Human Rights Film and Arts Festival (Senegal, Dec. 2012) Millenium Int'l Documentary Film Festival (Brussels, June 2013) Kastav Film Festival (Croatia, June 2013)
Ways to get involved: deedaproductions.com/help-the-talibes/