Little Lion

Directed by Samuel Collardey

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11am
Followed by a Q&A with a special guest
Grades 9 & up • 102 min • In French with English subtitles

Mitri is a young boy who lives in a small Senegalese village and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. When he is scouted by an agent, Mitri believes his chance has come, but the reality is far from what he expected. Unable to imagine returning to his village, Mitri must embark on an odyssey requiring all of his cunning. From encounters in the African Community Centers in the Paris suburbs to a cook training in the east of France, Mitri learns to never give up on his dream.

Set within France’s competitive soccer leagues, the film is a poignant coming of age story as well as an insightful portrait of French society.

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