OPTIONAL: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
What storytelling moves does this film make that you might use in writing a story?
- For instance: Consider the opening scene. A woman is arrested in the marketplace. The market people surround her, watch her humiliation, but do nothing to assist her. Might there be a parallel between the market people as spectators, and us--movie viewers (readers)--as spectators?
- Why does Mambety create this film in an almost "fairy tale" style? What effects does it have on you as a viewer? What are the modern possibilities of using a "fairy tale" style, which ends (very differently from "Douloti") in a manner that is almost happily ever after?
- What other storytelling moves did you notice? Which could and couldn't be used in text?