GAME GIRLS is a feature documentary about the hopes and dreams of women living on the extreme fringes of contemporary American society. By following Teri, Tiahna or Miss Cuba, it sheds light on the unseen and unheard stories Los Angeles’ Skid Row, best known as “the homeless capital of the U.S.A.”.
For GAME GIRLS, Alina Skrzeszewska and her production team started an 18-months-long drama-therapy workshop program open to all women in the community of Skid Row and facilitated by a Registered Drama-Therapist. In the workshop, the women are personally challenged as they struggle to connect with their memories, hopes, and long lost dreams, sometimes buried underneath a history of trauma, addiction, and poverty.
As they continue to live in a rough environment, they are attending the workshop, allowing themselves to be vulnerable and hopeful once again. This transformative process is captured in a deeply intimate way, making GAME GIRLS a visceral and immersive cinematic experience for the audience.
90 min I Expected for 2017 I Color and black & white I VOEN et VOSTFR
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR) I Blinker Film (DE)
Distribution Doc & Film international
Eurimages I PACA region I Arte/ZDF I MEDIA I CNC I NRW I Aquitaine region/ECLA I CNAP
Written and directed by Alina Skrzeszewska
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Meike Martens,
Creative Producer US Kelly Parker
Editing Emmanuelle Baude