Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of « Girl Power », a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers.
Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.
The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.
However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s « second life ». Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.
The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpio and followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.
The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.
The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english
Screen prints will be available on the projection’s night.
Revaler x Warschauer
21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie
21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie
22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power
23:00 – 23:50 Low Society