Directed by : Tahani RACHED
Year of production : 2006 Country : EGYPT Length : 68 minutes
« El-Banate Dol » is a documentary that plunges us into the universe of adolescent girls living on the streets of Cairo, a universe of violence and oppression as well as freedom.
Those girls astonish us by the strength they exude, the laughs that enliven them and the hardness they have to use to face each day.
They are women, and thus twice marginalised. Their existence, their lives and adopted codes defy the social model. Their days are full of perils. Be it the police shake downs or the kidnappings by their fellow street dwellers... Whether they are women, children, mothers or all that at the same time, they live only in the present, by necessity. We catch a glimpse of the child within them in the dances, laughs, and acrobatics, as well as in the fights that can sometimes degenerat