By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff International Women's Day…
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 the planet. As each girl moves closer to coming of age, I AM A GIRL, a feature length documentary, reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu, Kimsey, Aziza, Habiba, Breani and Katie – each on the brink of womanhood and dealing with the realities of what it means to grow up female in their world today. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humor.
You can send each of the girls a postcard from the I Am a Girl website, really!
This journey takes YOU the audience through a pastiche of diverse cultures and societies around the globe including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia. Ready to get involved?
You won’t have to pay any screening room rental or exhibition fee –
all you have to do is help promote the film and get people to reserve tickets.
BONUS: Girls Globe recently sat down with Rebecca Barry, the director and producer of I AM A GIRL to talk about what girls in the world are facing today, and how we can all work to make a difference.
The whole interview is wonderful to read.
“I AM A GIRL was my first attempt at social impact storytelling. The film has had extraordinary impact! It has been picked up by individuals and organizations who have screened the film as a fundraiser and community builder.
It’s been incredible to hear
your stories of impact and outreach!
I AM A GIRL has helped raised funds to send two girls to University in Kabul, Afghanistan for a year, put 40 girls from low socio economic backgrounds through self esteem workshops, and to fund an art art therapy program for survivors of domestic violence. That’s just a few of the amazing examples of impact.
4GGL thanks the I AM A GIRL tribe for this opportunity to ACT.
I am a Girl wants YOU to get involved. On their website, they offer lots of ideas about how you can DO SOMETHING.