• Travailleuses...
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 71 (in minutes)

Women workers in textiles talk about their works while being focused by six artists and film makers in 5 countries. Who are they? Why do they engage in textile? We take time to listen, to see, and let the film mingles the sights. We are looking beyond what we have already known, wish to meet women who have their fingers on the pulse of textile industry. The film wonders through a world factory, along with the women, to labor, to live, to revolt unexpectedly. The picture of women and the work changes by then.

By a cooperation process, six artists and filmmakers in five countries have developed with women workers their a mingled representation of work. Each one filmed in his/her country.

The artist / filmmaker share the culture of women interviewed, preserve their sights given by the words, the gestures and also their attitudes. To take away the stereotype, prejudice, anything could occured to the writing of the film. We have 120 hours of rush and finally two films were made. First a short film in 2012 "women workers? " and then in 2013, a feature film "Travailleuses...".

A film by Images-en-transit Collective

2013, China / France / Romania / Burkina Faso / Mali, Documentary, 1h11 mins

Images en transit, are six artists living on three continents, working together for four years.

Catherine Egloffe (France)
Lingjie Wang (China)
Jingfang Hao (China)
Andreea Palade Flondor (Romania)
Serge Désiré Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
Bouna Chérif Fofana (Mali)


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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