Girl Power: All Dolled Up
2011 | 24 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 121051
“[T]he film features smart girls, complex girls, girls who can reflect on their lives, and they've got opinions of their own. … Want to get girls and young women to talk about how their lives are affected by marketing? Show them this film!”
"Recommended. Shines a light on the impact that media and popular culture have on the development of girls’ identities."
"The interviews with girls are honest and compelling, and they serve as prompts for girls and young women to reflect on media, beauty, role models, and ambition."
Sarah is an educator who has dedicated the last 18 years to serving public school students in urban areas such as Oakland, New York City and Boston. When it became evident that media education was a critical missing link in the curriculum, she left teaching to go to Emerson College for a MA in Visual Media Arts. She feels strongly that children need media literacy education in order to become critical consumers, and that we must pay particular attention to young women, whose sense of self is developing within this media/mediated context. Sarah is a single mother of two, born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is currently working as a Media and Technology Specialist in schools. (7/19)