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by JR


In his film Women Are Heroes, photographer JR takes his audience into some exceptional women’s lives. Because there 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, in spite of the hurdles, 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.

international title: Women Are Heroes
original title: Women Are Heroes
country: France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2010
genre: documentary
directed by: JR
film run: 80'
release date: FR 12/02/2011
screenplay: JR, Emile Abinal
cinematography by: Patrick Ghiringhelli
film editing: Hervé Schneid
music: Patrice, Massive Attack, Jean-Gabriel Becker
producer: Juliette Favreul Renaud, Agathe Sofer
production: 27.11 Production, ARTE France Cinéma, Studio 37, Canal+, Dum Dum Films, Social Animals
distributor: Rezo Films
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