I Am a Girl
Australia | 2013 | 88 minutes | Color | DVD | Khymer, French, Ewondo, Farsi, Tok Pisin | English subtitles | Order No. 141116 |
"I AM A GIRL offers their stories of strength, hope, courage, resilience, and a refusal to be second best."
"Deeply Inspirational and succinctly moving."
"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."
"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."
"This is an affecting and powerful film that reveals the prejudice girls face the world over."
"This is a film that needs to be seen. This is a film about the things that unite us."
"I AM A GIRL is unforgettable and deeply moving, profound. Director Rebecca Barry has stitched together a narrative both wrenching and uplifting. It reveals how, no matter where you're from, growing up as a girl has its unique challenges."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Nominated for 4 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
- Screen Producers Australia Award, Best Feature Documentary of the Year
- Films from the South
- Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
- PNG Human Rights Festival
- Zonta Film Festival
- Siamo Pari. La Parola Alle Donne Film Festival
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. Her films have screened at Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, St Kilda Short Film Festival, Flickerfest, ATOM, WOW and Columbia University USA. She has been the recipient of many awards including winning the Best Student Documentary at AIDC 2003, AFTRS Film Australia Award 2003 and was the recipient of the AFTRS Screen Critics Circle award for Best Director and Best Film. She was also a nominee for the Emerging Talent Award by the Screen Critics Circle 2003 and recently Highly Commended at the 2009 Australian Directors Guild Awards. Her work as director or producer include: Footy Chicks (SBS), Inspiring Teachers (SBS), Home and Away (Channel 7), The Surgeon (Channel 10), You Am I – The Cream and The Crock (DVD release), Beats Across Borders (ABC), The Space In Between, The McDonagh Sisters (SBS), A Modern Marriage (SBS), Overture (ABC). (01/14)