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Controversial French-Senegalese Filmmaker Maimouna Doucouré Talks ‘Cuties’

She was the toast of the Cannes Film Festival, but then the controversy began. Maimouna Doucoure directed the award-winning ‘Cuties,’ a story about a young girl’s experiences as an African immigrant in Paris. Despite its masterful storytelling and fascinating subject matter, the film had a bumpy launch thanks to film posters that depicted pre-teen girls in an inappropriately sexual way.