SCREENING: "I AM A GIRL" a film by Rebecca Barry
6:45PM Wednesday October 8, 2014
IMAN Cultural Center - Los Angeles, CA
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About the film:
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 humour.
About Rebecca Barry:
Rebecca’s driving passion is to facilitate stories, share these with an audience in a creative way, and get people thinking. She is an award winning director, writer and producer of documentary and drama films and a graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.