Binta and the Great Idea (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Javier Fesser's live action short Binta and the Great Idea (AKA Binta y la Gran Idea) - a Spanish-Senegalese co-production - concerns Binta, a seven-year-old girl who lives with her fisherman father in a small village on the banks of Senegal's Casamance River. Binta is fortunate and blessed enough to be able to attend school and receive an education, but her cousin, Soda, lacks the same privilege. Binta's humanist father suddenly has an idea that could change the world and ease the suffering of mankind, and he determines to implement it.



cousin, humanist, humanitarian, inequality, school, Senegal, social-change, Third-World