BIDC Cinema 2012
Talibé: The Least Favoured Children of Senegal (Deeda Productions, 2011)
Don't miss the chance to see Daniela Kon’s latest documentary, ‘Talibé: The Least Favoured Children of Senegal’ (Deeda Productions, 2011)
“The important tradition of Islamic education in Senegal has been left to develop in disturbingly perverted ways. 50.000 Koranic students (Talibés), young boys between 4 and 15 years old are subjected to exploitation in conditions akin to slavery... The documentary sets out on a poetic exploration of the nature and circumstances that breed and prolong the suffering of these children”.
TALIBE follows the work of Senegalese grassroots NGO, 'La Maison de la Gare’, which was founded by inspirational local hero, Issa Kouyate, to support talibé children in Saint Louis, Senegal and to raise awareness of their situation.
Screenings: 10:50 am, 11:45 am, and 3:00 pm
Find out more: Catherine Turner (Anti-Slavery International) will explore the complex issue of child slavery at 2.05 pm in LT1
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Click here to find out more about the work of Maison de La Gare, and for details on their volunteer programmes