New film sheds light on forced and early marriage in Senegal

In the time it has taken to read this article 70 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 3 seconds

About the author

Jeremy Teicher

Director of Tall as the Baobab Tree. The film won 'BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE' award from the Doha-Giffoni jury at the 2012 Doha Tribeca Film Festival.