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This Documentary About Female Graffiti Artists Will Ignite Your Creativity

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Alexandra Henry has worked for the past three and a half years on a feature documentary about the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists. The documentary, called "Street Heroines," follows artists across 10 different countries whose work offers solutions to issues such as gender disparity, sexual harassment and human rights violations.

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According to Henry on the project’s Kickstarter page, the artists’ “observations clearly reveal the struggle for creative space, and a lack of recognition faced by women working within this male dominated subculture.” She says she wants to capture the artists' collective voice and experiences within the global street art movement — a place where women have received little recognition for their contributions.  

 

9abae1ce27c212d6564261dfeea6f59e originalSome of the artists featured in "Street Heroines," from left: Vero, Magrela, Gilf!, Lexi Bella & Danielle Mastrion, Legs, Alice Mizrachi, Fio Silva, Lili Cuca & Vera Primavera, Nube, Anarkia, TooFly, Bln Bike

The film features women such as Lady Pink, the first woman to paint entire subway train cars in the 1980s and photographer Martha Cooper, whose work legitimized graffiti as an art form. Henry has interviewed 25 artists so far and plans to premiere the film in winter 2017.

 

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10399965 10153755248053241 1823306999923916306 nLili Cuca is an artist from Colombia and is featured in "Street Heroines."

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Photo of Henry from the "Street Heroines" Kickstarter page

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Kailey is an editorial intern at BUST for the summer of 2016. She hails from Austin, Texas and currently studies journalism and women's and gender studies at The University of Texas. You can contact her at kailey@bust.com.

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