MEU NOME É BAGDÁ
MY NAME IS BAGHDAD
BRA 2020, 99 MIN, OMDU, ADMISSION FROM 18 YEARS OF AGE | TRIGGER WARNING
DIRECTION: CARU ALVES DE SOUZA
CAST: GRACE ORSATO, KARINA BUHR, MARIE MAYMONE
An exaggerated body cult, extreme gender stereotypes and little political caution: These topic shape the image that we often get from Brazil. It is therefore all the more important to show different images of women. Baghdad, a young woman with a strange first name and main character, is refreshingly different. Her passion is skateboarding, she wears short hair and dresses casually. Baghdad is cool, quick-witted and emancipated and such is the entire female household in which she resides.
In this youth drama the director, Caru Alves de Souza, offers a close look at her characters and does not shy away from tough subjects such as violence, sexism and discrimination. This fact can and should hurt, but it never takes over a depressive notion. These women manifest a great feeling of solidarity and display the small, steadily growing strength that can arise from it. Such brave role models are certainly most welcome all over the world.