January 29 2013
Winner of ‘Best Feature Film Award’ and ’Feminist Favourite Audience Award’ at the London Feminist Film Festival (2012) – Wendigo Films presents ‘Ladies’ Turn’ (2011) directed by documentary film director Hélène Harder. Unfortunately, in Senegal, and as in numerous countries in the world, soccer is generally considered a sport for men, not women. ‘Ladies’ Turn’ unfolds a gripping story addressing this female issue following a team of Senegalese women seizing their right to play soccer on their neighborhood field. The film shows their story for over a year, as they persistently battle obstacles faced by the strongly patriarchal Senegalese communities.
We strongly hope for a drastic turn for women currently battling- not only the fields in Senegal- but fields worldwide, now is the turn.
Ladies’ Turn is a non-profit organisation that supports Senegalese women’s enthusiasm for football and organises tournaments for female teams and promotes gender equality through sport. Check out the trailer above and stayed tuned via the official site: Ladiesturn.org and Facebook Page, to support the initiative make a donation by clicking here.
Ladies’ Turn (Trailer) 2011
Written & Directed by: Hélène Harder
Casted by: Seyni Ndir Seck, Bassouaré Diaby
Produced by: Alexis Taillant, Jeanne Thibord
Music by: Floy Krouchi
Edited by: Laurence Manheimer
Language: French with English subtitles
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