The Least Favoured Children of Senegal
The important tradition of Islamic education in Senegal has been left to develop in disturbingly perverted ways. 50,000 Koranic students called Talibes, young boys between 4 and 15 years old, are subjected to exploitation in conditions akin to slavery. They are forced to beg on the streets by their teachers and suffer physical abuse and neglect. 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.