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Women Are Heroes France 2010 | 85 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

rated for 0 + years

In his film, photographer JR takes his audience into some exceptional womens‘ lives. Because they are, most of the time, the first victims in war-time and left to their own during peace-time, JR pays tribute to those women who keep smiling, keep fighting and keep hoping a better life. From Rio‘s shantytowns to Kenyan slums, passing by Indian and Cambodian streets, he offers a fresh look at their struggles and expectations. Displaying their portraits via huge montages on their neighborhood‘s walls, JR sublimates those extraordinary destinies and sheds the lights on those strong and moving personalities, too rarely recognized enough.
Original title: Women Are Heroes
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: French, Portuguese, English, Thai, Hindi
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: JR
Screenplay: JR, Emile Abinal
Producer: Juliette Favreul Renaud, Agathe Sofer
Director of Photography: Patrick Ghiringhelli, JR, Dan Lowe
Production Design:
Editor: Hervé Schneid
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: 27.11 Production; Social Animals


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