I Am Girl Movie Screening and Discussion
Join us for a movie screening of I AM Girl! Following the movie, we will have a discussion on what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.
Appropriate for 6th grade and up (Ages 12 and up).
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/XC9RnkPDp4s
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty, and disadvantage than any other group on Earth.
In I AM A GIRL, we meet 14-year-old Kimsey from Cambodia, forced to sell her virginity at 12; Aziza from Afghanistan, who will be shot if she goes to school; Breani, a teen living in a ghetto of NYC and dreaming of stardom; Katie from Australia, who is recovering from a suicide attempt; Habiba from Cameroon, betrothed to a man 20 years her senior; and Manu from Papua New Guinea, about to become a mother at 14 following her first sexual encounter. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery, and humor.
Nominated for four Australian Academy Awards, including Best Documentary and Best Director, I AM A GIRL is an inspirational feature-length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.