Join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for a Zoom discussion of the feature film Girlhood. Girlhood is available via the Library’s Kanopy account. Watch the movie and then join us for a zoom discussion. Email [email protected]
if you are interested in participating in the discussion.
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. This 2014 film is by Céline Sciamma.