Today we are not going to talk about famous Russian dolls, neither about Editor in Chief in vogue, nor about compulsive Clients of Haute Couture. Today we would like to honor the women who inspired the latest documentary of JR called “Women are Heroes”.
These women come from Rio shantytowns, from Phnom Penh in Cambodia, from Kibera in Kenya or from India. JR met them to collect their stories, their fights and their sufferings. He also photographed these women in order to display their large-framed portraits in unusual places : on the roofs of an African village, in the shantytowns or around Ile Saint Louis in Paris. This documentary is an hymn to women, to hope but also an incredible visual and emotional experience. Never mind if the documentary received scant critical acclaim, we liked it very much!
We also warmly recommend you the latest issue of the Art and Cinema Magazine “Trois Couleurs” dedicated to “Women are Heroes”.