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(Ta­hani Rached, Egypt). 68 min­utes. Subti­tled. Rat­ing: Is it Ta­hani Rached’s style or the sub­jects them­selves that in­fuse Th­ese Girls with such en­ergy? Hard to say, but the re­sults are ex­hil­a­rat­ing.

Young girls living on the streets of Cairo play, scav­enge and sup­port each other. Oc­ca­sion­ally, a self-ap­pointed street worker helps out, but for the most part th­ese girls are on their own – even as they’re birthing ba­bies.

As they de­velop their friend­ships, make con­nec­tions with the café own­ers and fig­ure out how to sur­vive, th­ese street kids cre­ate a unique sub­cul­ture.

Glo­ri­ous tes­ti­mony to fe­male re­silience.

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