I AM A GIRL, by award-winning filmmaker Rebecca Barry, is an inspiring documentary that explores the challenges, strength and resilience of six girls, in six different countries revealing what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
The film takes the audience to Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia to see the day-to-day realities of Kimsey, Manu, Habiba, Aziza, Breani and Katie – each on the brink of womanhood.
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.
“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women, but the reality is that girls still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. 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. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary, we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best,” said Rebecca.
First released in Australia, I AM A GIRL has recently been made available for screenings in the United States. Here’s how you can find/host a screening or view the film on demand.