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I Am a Girl
A film by Rebecca Barry
Australia, 2013, 88 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W141116

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.

The portraits in this poetic, observational documentary underscore the urgent need for education for young girls. I Am a Girl reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century with resilience, bravery and hope.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS


Nominated for 4 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards

  • Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival

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    "Deeply Inspirational and succinctly moving."
    Simon Foster
    SBS Film

    "The powerful, poignant documentary, I AM A GIRL, is dangerous and heartbreaking, tragic and frightening… but also inspirational and uplifting… Ultimately, I AM A GIRL strikes a note of hope – here is strength, here is courage, here is determination, and they are stronger than the forces that say being a girl is second best. It is also a call to arms that says: we still have far to go."
    The Hoopla

    "There are moments and images in this film that will stay with you for a long time."
    Popcorn Taxi

    "This is an affecting and powerful film that reveals the prejudice girls face the world over."
    Greg King

    "This is a film that needs to be seen. This is a film about the things that unite us."
    Megaphone Oz

    "This is an affecting and effective film documenting the discrimination that is still faced by girls all over the world, and the strength of women to endure and overcome it."
    Silver Screen Queen

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