Friday 10 March
Get Together Girls
Vanessa Crocini, 75 min, Documentary, Italian with English subtitles, Italy, 2012
“Get Together Girls” is the story of an Italian woman, who quits her job to help six Kenyan former street girls with a tailoring project that has transformed them into fashion designers. Among the peaceful environment of “Anita's Home”, a community project for the rehabilitation of street girls and children set in the mountains of Ngong, the colorful and creative activities of “GtoG Collection” and the daily struggles, there is always the will and awareness that they can hope and aim for a better future. A story of how cooperation, feminine empathy and altruism can build a future out of the void.
The film was awarded at the Women’s Independent Film Festival of Los Angeles for Best Documentary, Best Directing, Best Story and Audience Award. It has also received awards at other festivals such as: Durango Independent Film Festival, Women + Film Voices Film Festival of Denver, Annapolis Film Festival, Lifetree Film Festival of Loveland, International Film Festival for Environment Scrittrici Insieme (Feminine Literature Festival) of Varese, CEBU International Documentary Film Festival, Crested Butte Film Festival, UN Day Film Festival of Pasadena and Health and Culture of Jakarta, where it received the Excellence Award and Special Jury Award.