Jeremy Teicher: “In TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE I really strove to truthfully represent the villagers and their changing culture… it’s not a narrative of “good versus evil.” TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE is a peaceful story that seeks to bring people closer together through intimacy and honesty, rather than seeking to entertain people through a highly subjective, dramatized plot.
This has drawn an interesting, almost polarizing response. Many people deeply appreciate our dedication to naturalism, and are very moved by the non-dramatized window that TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE opens onto village life. At the same time, there are others who enter the theatre expecting more of a classic narrative to take place. TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE is most certainly not your standard narrative movie – this film takes a bold step away from the mainstream.”
Read the entire interview here http://viewofthearts.com/2012/