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