A potent coming of-age story that focuses on a group of black girls living in the banlieues of Paris. At the centre is Marieme who has troubles at home, limited job prospects and is intimidated by the boys in her neighbourhood. Things change when she is drawn to an uncompromising and wilful teenage girl gang who eventually take her seriously. The accompanying study guide focuses on themes of friendship, identity, choices and being young in Paris.
Director: Céline Sciamma
Running time: 112 mins
Language: French with English Subtitles