I am a Girl

DATE: Thursday 19th June 2014
TIME: 7pm (Doors open 6.00pm)
VENUE: Lavalla College Theatre – Grey St, Traralgon
TICKETS: Adult $18 | Work Part Time $12 | Concession $8 | Student $8 | Group (10 tickets) $150 Bookings are essential..

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 Arts in Action  in partnership with Gippsland Women’s Forum presents a screening of I AM A GIRL, an inspirational award winning documentary by Australian filmmaker Rebecca BarryExploring what it means to be a girl in the 21st century, the film traces the struggles of six girls from around the world facing challenges as they approach womanhood. The reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Despite this, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere, and in this documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best.

Six girls on the brink of womanhood,
ready to become something extraordinary…

As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu, Kimsey, Aziza, Habiba, Breani and Katie – each on the brink of womanhood and dealing with the realities of what it means to grow up female in their world today. As they come of age in the way their cultures dictate, we will see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humour. Filmmaker Rebecca Barry takes the audience on a journey through diverse cultures and societies around the globe including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia. http://www.iamagirl.com.au

Includes discussion and entertainment by local musicians

The film is captioned for hearing impaired audience members and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Popcorn and drinks on sale

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