Who are those invisible women in the streets

by Annalisa Lista - 2015.09.29
Who are those invisible women in the streets
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Julie, 26 years-old, injects drug each day in a dark car parking in Paris. She decided to follow her ex partner some time ago, who is drug addict. And now she’s alone and homeless. Catherine, 57 years-old, lost custody on her children and, after breaking with her family, found herself in the street. These are just two stories of those "invisible women" told in the French documentary Sur la route des invisibles, directed by Claire Lajeunie. Young, older, with different pasts, women, in France account for 40% of homeless people. As a study by Insee points out. And the filmmaker starts from this figure to explore their daily lives, often hidden, made of loneliness, anguish, aggressions, mental frailties. All exacerbated by the fact they’re women. In libraries, a book of the same name is available.

Published in Homelessness.
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