JR: Women Are Heroes! Street Photography Project

“Neither a street artist nor a photographer” is the way JR considers himself

photo credits : JR - SIPF

Women Are Heroes is the first movie of the French young photographer JR, who lives in Paris and has become a hero to many people around the world. He doesn’t use his real name, because most of the work he does is illegal. This documentary film takes place around the world and particularly in Brazil, India, Kenya and Cambodia. It begins in the favelas of Brazil, where we recognize the huge posters of JR and the reactions they provoke in women. Then in India, where we discover women caught between traditional customs and modern day. Then Kenya, where, again, women must live in a more chaotic and unstable that. Finally, in Cambodia, we will face the violence of the ultra violent expropriation against households headed by a matriarchal system that attempts to resist the face of real estate giants. Each woman in the film amazes us with her courage and faith. It took three years for JR to make this movie. Digital still and moving images and a score co-written by Massive Attack.

Official Selection in Festival de Cannes 2010.

Presented by Singapore International Photography Festival

Director: Emile Abinal & JR (2010 ). France. 85 mins. (Rating: NC16)

Format: 35mm. In English with Various Subtitles.

Date & Time

16th November 7.30pm

19th November 7.30pm


- 16 Nov: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

- 19 Nov: Alliance Française Theatre,1 Sarkies Road


$12 / $8 concession

Booking & Information

Tickets available from www.eventbrite.sg

Dernière modification : 16/11/2012

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