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Little Go Girls

Little Go Girls

A Feature film by Éliane de Latour

Produced by Taggama Production

Release in France : 09/03/2016

    Synopsis

    In Abidjan, the Go use their bodies like cash tills in order to gain a little freedom, even if it means living in dishonour. Very young, they flee domestic violence. Trapped on paths of violence and submission, they confront authority in the hope of one day being able to make their own decisions, and shape their own lives. This quest for freedom at any cost leads them into "fraîchnies ghettos" (ghettos of fresh, young girls), which is where I photographed them. The outsider's gaze sees them only as "cursed, screaming, violent, doomed girls" who bring shame and bad luck. My portraits seemed to bring them a glimmer of dignity, allowing me to establish a link with them.

    Three years later I filmed them, without narration, without dialogue. They gave me the gift of their privacy, in a half-silence. Having worked for two years in places where prostitution is practiced, I took this as a favour granted which allowed another side to these women to emerge; a side which breaks away from the prejudices condemning them to public shame.

    Now a little later, together they attempt to escape from banishment. Just as they succeed in freeing themselves, they unload their burdens onto two "petites bonnes", underage skivvies, and illiterate like them. Those who are mistreated will always find someone weaker than they are, in a system of dependence that extends to all relationships, in a world of "chacun dans son chacun", everybody for themselves.

    With all our different worlds, so saturated with speech, I seek a cinematic approach that goes towards the interior expression of the being that suffers and resists without necessarily wanting to speak of it publicly.

     

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Taggama Production

    French distribution :

    JHR Films

    Photos (15)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Éliane de Latour

    Director of photography :

    Éliane de Latour

    Editor :

    Catherine Gouze

    Music Composer :

    Éric Thomas

    Assistant directors :

    Amadou Guindo, Lassane Bigoto

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claire Viroulaud

    Sound Editor :

    Antonin Dalmasso

    Sound Mixer :

    Antonin Dalmasso

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2015

    French release :

    09/03/2016

    Runtime :

    1 h 18 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    141.053

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1