Director: Richard Robbins | Countries of production: India, United States | Year: 2013 | Length: 104 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Certificate: 12A Cert

Screened as part of TOAFF13

With voiceover from Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson, this spirited, colourful and moving film pairs nine (extra)ordinary girls from all corners of the globe with acclaimed writers and actors to tell how they faced down and overcame all-too-common barriers to education for girls.

In 2012 Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for trying to go to school. Just like Malala, 66 million girls worldwide are currently being denied a basic education, mostly as a result of poverty and gender norms. But “change is like a song you can’t hold back” says Suma from Nepal, who escaped bonded labour to learn how to read, and to write music.

“Illuminating and hopeful.”
Los Angeles Times

The Huffington Post

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