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Women Are Heroes (2010)

In this participatory public art project, JR asked women who were victims of war, crime, and rape to pose for portraits and show there's life inside them.

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Emile Abinal, JR
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In Women Are Heroes, JR introduces women who sometimes look death in the face, who go from laughter to tears, who are generous, have nothing and yet share, who have had a painful past and long to build a happy future. The project had various installations in Brazil, India, Cambodia, and in Africa--in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Sudan. The people in the neighborhoods such as Rio de Janeiro's favelas and Kibera slums helped install and paste huge pictures giving local women a strong voice. Written by Fabio González

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12 January 2011 (France) See more »

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I was surprise how much I enjoy it
3 February 2013 | by ggk-34-546807See all my reviews

Now this is the only documentary by JR (acording to Imdbs any way) and I must admit I was pleasantly surprise and I wish there where more. The strongest part is the cinematography - I'm not a big fan of fast forward techniques but here it used to a great effect and made the whole experience much more enjoyable. All shots are amazing, spectacular and very original! One problem is the story... which to be honest could very well be told in 20 minutes. It's just series of interviews stretch together... Which could are all interesting on their own and the images that are shown on the way are great however it never felt like it building up to some big revile or conclusion. Still the who thing is inspiring enough to give this movie a very positive grade - it's inspired me as a filmmaker and as a human being...


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