Ladies' Turn

  • Ladies' Turn
© Wendigo Films, 2012
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Feature
Running time : 65 (in minutes)

Using the Ladies' Turn tournament as a starting point and following the people who invest their talent and their convictions in its success, the film seeks to expose both a Senegalese and international public to the determination of the players despite the difficulties and prejudices that they face. In Senegal as in many other countries, soccer is considered a sport for men, not women. With the help of the Ladies' Turn team, Senegalese girls fight to follow their passion for playing soccer all the way from small, neighborhood fields to the tournament finals in Dakar's newest stadium. They win a new visibility that may be a reflection of the role that women are increasingly forging in Senegalese society. By following the tournament's matches and stories, the film plunges the spectator into a human adventure that will bring out the force, the contradictions, and the beauty of a Senegal open to the world and in constant evolution.

A documentary film by Hélène Harder
Duration: 1h05'

Script & Direction: Hélène Harder
Image: Hélène Harder & Matthieu Cupillard
Sound: Codou Sène et Mahomet Thior
Editing: Laurence Manheimer
Composer: Floy Krouchi
Direction Assistant: Laurence Atangana
Music: "Diebalou" de Fatim Sy et "Dana Mègne" by Njaaya, Abdou Guité seck "Bess bi"

starring members of Ladies' Turn Association:
Seyni Ndir Seck (She is Former Captain of the Senegalese National Women's Soccer Team)
Bassouaré Diaby (Selector of the Senegalese National Women's Soccer Team)
Jennifer Browning (Director of Ladies'Turn Association)
Gaëlle Yomi (Communications Manager of Ladies'Turn Association)
Gervais Ndong

et les joueuses de :
- l'équipe de Yoff,
- l'équipe du lycée Ameth Fall de St Louis
- l'équipe de Koumbal (région de Kaolack)

Produit par Alexis Taillant et Jeanne Thibord.

Avec le soutien du Centre National de la Cinématographie et du Ministère des Sports et de la Jeunesse en France.


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