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Graffiti and Street Art Documentary 'Street Heroines' Acquired by GOOD DOCS


The film, directed by Alexandra Henry, celebrates women who play an integral role in the street art movement

Graffiti and Street Art Documentary 'Street Heroines' Acquired by GOOD DOCS

Just in time for your inspirational Women’s History Month viewing, GOOD DOCS - a collection of documentaries that feature rarely-heard stories about individuals and communities working towards a more equitable world - has acquired director Alexandra Henry’s feature-length documentary 'Street Heroines' for various educational licensing tiers. In addition to streaming options, the platform provides DVDs for purchase, now available for pre-order. Alexandra Henry is represented by bicoastal production company Valiant Pictures.

With authentic vérité storytelling woven between an interview-driven narrative, 'Street Heroines' follows the personal experiences of three emerging Latina artists from New York City, Mexico City, and São Paulo as they navigate a male-dominated subculture to establish artistic identities within chaotic urban landscapes. Among its many festival accolades and appearances, it earned the Best Documentary Jury from the Portland Film Festival and was officially selected for the Bushwick Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, SFiFF, Le Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), and Chicago Latino Film Festival, among many others.

Click here to view the 'Street Heroines' landing page.

Synopsis: Toofly, born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, NY, is determined to use her art to help others and embarks on a journey that leads her back to Ecuador after establishing a unique friendship with the first female of graffiti, Lady Pink. Fusca, a talented painter who moved to Mexico City inspired by its embrace of muralism, becomes dismayed by the machinations behind the urban art scene and is forced to reanalyze her passion. In the concrete jungle of São Paulo, Brazil Magrela expresses her feelings on the complexities of being a woman through vibrant colors and radical imagery painted across city walls only to one day be confronted by the very authorities that make her feel unwanted in the public space. Combined with historical anecdotes from pioneering artists including Lady Pink, Swoon, Lady Aiko, Nina Pandolfo and iconic graffiti photographer Martha Cooper, among others, Street Heroines is the first-of-its-kind documentary to capture the collective outcry of female street artists.

GOOD DOCS represents established documentarians and passionate new filmmakers driven by their experiences as educators, academics, journalists, artists, social workers, community members, and activists. 

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Press Kitchen, Thu, 23 Feb 2023 17:45:00 GMT