In the French film Girlhood, young black women are in focus. Marieme lives in a Parisian suburb. She needs to take care of her little sisters, help her mother at work and she is controlled by her big brother. Marieme is behind in school and is told that she will not start high school with these grades. When she meets Lady, Adiatou, and Fily, the idea of liberation is born. She changes her style and name and drops out of school to be in the girlhood. "Girlhood is among the best you can watch at the cinema right now, regardless of age. A fantastic, vibrant and stubborn depiction of young women's attempt to find their own space where they can be themselves. This is not an easy film. The sorrows are black, the violence hard, the abyss close" writes Helena Lindblad in DN. The film was awarded the Bronze Horse at Stockholm Film Festival.