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THE PRODUCTION

The production took place in Nairobi and Ngong in the month of March 2011. The director, Vanessa Crocini, left alone with her camera and microphone but no crew in order to build a trusting relationship with the girls during the month of shooting. Vanessa followed the girls during their work schedule. (Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm). The first couple of days Vanessa didn’t shoot but was carrying her camera everywhere at Anita’s Home to make sure the girls were comfortable with it. Once the girls started opening up with her, Vanessa visited their places and filmed them in their environment, including where the girls’ mothers live.



Crocini shot in three different slums (Mathare in Ngong, Mathare and Kibera in Nairobi) with the help of a local shooter, Kelvin Nyangweso, who shot with a GoPro. More shooting took place in Milan, at Grace’s apartment and in Bologna and Piacenza where the GtoG fashion shows GtoG took place.