Girlhood

Rated NR 112 minutes 2014

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands (113 min.).

Film Credits

Director: Céline Sciamma

Producer: Rémi Burah, Bénédicte Couvreur and Olivier Père

Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré, Cyril Mendy, Idrissa Diabaté, Simina Soumaré and Dielika Coulibaly

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