This month, Urban Spree hosted the Berlin premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers.
Girl Power presents female graffiti writers from fifteen cities – from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Sydney, Biel, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to New York. 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. The film follows her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. You 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.
Sany guides for Prague Alternative Tours and embodies the spirit of the alternative tour guide! We strongly believe the best people to show you art in their cities are the artists, and this film is a film that could only be made by a graffiti writer. Don’t miss a chance to see it!
Check http://www.girlpowermovie.com/ for info about screenings!