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Bgirl Badli

Bgirl Badli

Charlotte De Cort

Belgium | 2022 | 15 min
French, Flemish |
Subtitles: English
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Inside Mali’s head, everything is dancing. She’s a breaking girl” – also called a bgirl – who tries to make her way from battle to battle. At only 14, she moved to the big city, to stay with her older sister. She now lives close to her new school, where she majors in dance. But can this insecure teenager handle all the other dancing styles? And will her body cope with the physical strain? A beautiful film that exposes the reality of dance studies and girls in breaking.
Also presented:
41st International Festival of Films on Art, Canada (2023)
JEF Youth Film Festival, Belgium (2022)
Docville IDFF, Belgium (2022)
Brussels Short FF, Belgium (2022)
DOK Leipzig, Germany (2022)
IDFA, Selected for School Programme, Netherlands (2022)
Director Charlotte De Cort
Director of Photography Jordan Van Schel
Content Production Nina Landau
Editing Jasper Flikshuh
Artist Mali Dewamme
Sound mixing Jamie MacLean
Music Mauro Pawlowski


Charlotte De Cort

Charlotte De Cort

Charlotte De Cort started her professional career at VRT Culture (public television), where she made documentary portraits for visual artists, musicians, dancers, designers…
Dance is and remains a common thread in her work as a filmmaker. In the documentary Dear Angels’, dance sequences were used to portray the emotions of the main character. In addition, she also shot video clips for music artists such as Jaouad Alloul with dancers in the lead.
Charlotte lives in Brussels, where she has been following the hip-hop scene closely for years. For six years, she was the house photographer of Zinnema, an open talent house in Anderlecht that embraces and structurally supports the Brussels dance community.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Dear Angels (2019)

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