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IAmAGirl
AfilmbyRebeccaBarry
“IAMAGIRLoffers their
storiesof strength, hope,
courage, resilience, anda
refusal tobesecondbest.”
SarasotaFilmFestival
“This isanaffectingand
effectivefilmdocumenting
thediscriminationthat is
still facedbygirlsallover
theworld, andthestrength
ofwomentoendureand
overcomeit.”
Silver ScreenQueen
“Deeply inspirationaland
succinctlymoving.”
Simon Foster
SBSFilm
There is agroupof people in theworld today
whoaremorepersecuted thananyone else, but
they arenot political or religious activists.They
aregirls. Beingbornagirlmeans youaremore
likely tobe subjected toviolence, disease,
poverty anddisadvantage thananyother group
onEarth.
In IAMAGIRL, wemeet 14-year-oldKimsey from
Cambodia, forced to sell her virginity at 12;Aziza
fromAfghanistan, whowill be shot if shegoes to
school; Breani, a teen living inaghettoof NYC
anddreamingof stardom; Katie fromAustralia,
who is recovering froma suicide attempt; Habiba
fromCameroon, betrothed toaman20 years her
senior; andManu fromPapuaNewGuinea,
about tobecome amother at 14 followingher
first sexual encounter.As they comeof age in the
way their culturedictates, we see remarkable
heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and
humor.
Nominated for fourAustralianAcademyAwards
includingBest Documentary andBest Director, I
AMAGIRL is an inspirational feature length
documentary that paints a clear pictureof the
realityofwhat itmeans tobe agirl in the 21st
century.
AustralianAcademyof Cinemaand
TelevisionArtsAwards:
Nominated forBest FeatureLengthDocumentary
BestDirection inaDocumentary
Best Cinematography inaDocumentary
Best Editing inaDocumentary
Breathof FreshAir FilmFestival
SarasotaFilmFestival
Australia, 2013, 88minutes
Color, DVD
Subtitled (Khymer,
French, Ewondo, Farsi,
Tok Pisin)
Sale: $395
Rental: $150
OrderNo. L141116
Academy
Award
®
Nominee
4Australian
Academy
Award
Nominations
Now
Available!
During the 1970s and80s, thousands of New
York’s primarily Jewish senior citizensmigrated
toKings Point, a retirement community inFlorida.
Luredbyblue skies, sunshine and thepromiseof
richer social lives, theybought paradise for a
mere $1,500downpayment. 2013Academy
Award®nominee for Best Documentary (Short
Subject), KINGSPOINT tracks the stories of five
residents of this typical retirement complexwho
arriveddecades agowith their health intact and
spouses by their sides. Nowthat they and their
community, comprisedprimarilyofwidowed
women, face advancedage andmortality,
paradisedemands ahigher price.Through candid
interviews thefilmexposes thedynamic interplay
of their desire for independence, need for
community, andambivalence towardgrowing
old. Filmmaker andEmmy®nomineeSari
Gilmandeftlybalances seriousnesswithhumor,
providingabittersweet look at love, loss and
self-preservationaswell as adeeply empathetic
portrait of aging inAmerica and theAmerican
Dream’s last act.
AFI Silverdocs, SterlingShortAward
Cincinnati FilmFestival, BestDocumentaryShort
Hamptons Int’l FilmFestival
WoodstockFilmFestival
Hot SpringsDocumentaryFilmFestival
SanFranciscoJewishFilmFestival
FloridaFilmFestival
Fort Lauderdale Int’l FilmFestival
AtlantaJewishFilmFestival
DocAviv Int’l FilmFestival
KingsPoint
AfilmbySariGilman
“It’samagnificentfilm….
thewake-upcallweall
needtounderstandthe
mindsetsofourparents
andgrandparentsas they
contemplatethefinal
stagesof their lives.”
TheHuffingtonPost
HHHH
!“This
heartbreaking
documentaryastonishes
withits language…”’
ChicagoTribune
“Poignant, funnyanddark,
KINGSPOINTisan
empatheticportraitof the
lastactof theAmerican
dream.”
IrvineFilmFestival
US, 2012, 30minutes
Color, DVD
Sale: $295
Rental: $90
OrderNo. L141123
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