Les filles aux main jaunes
A vibrant historical play about the women who, out of necessity, left their homes for the factory during the First World War. During the First World War, women replaced men who had left for the front. In the armaments factories, they handled the yellow TNT powder. It was poisonous, but they didn't know it yet. Julie, Rose, Jeanne and Louise work twelve hours a day, killing themselves. They have to cope with the absence of their men, while confronting for the first time the harsh realities of the working world and the injustices reserved only for women.
Coming from different backgrounds, they get to know each other and help each other. Little by little, they develop solidarity and courage in this hostile world. They embark on an ongoing struggle for equality. Les filles aux mains jaunes is a magnificent play about the birth of feminism, the power of commitment and the strength of action. The four actresses, set against a remarkable backdrop, take us on a powerful, engaging and poignant journey. Accessible from age 12.
Please note that the performance is in French without subtitles.