Girl Rising Film Analysis

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he idea and message of the documentary ‘Girl Rising’ is very simple and yet very visionary. The aim of this documentary is to highlight the struggle of girls in the developing world by taking real life stories of nine different girls from different parts of the developing nations and reenacting their actual incidents to highlight the aspects of their plight. The aspects include sexual abuse, poverty, child labor, child marriage, bias education system and so on. These girls suffer everyday for education, voice, freedom and human rights in their own countries of India, Haiti, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Peru, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Richard. E. Robbins, the director of this documentary is successful in beautifully telling the stories of nine girls. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer or personality from her native country. Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathway and Liam Nesson contribute voice performance to the film. This film whilst narrating out the stories of the girls also provides statistics. For example, there are 33 million fewer girls compared to boys attending primary schooling; more than 50 percent of sexual assaults in the world are female under the age of 15. The…show more content…
Manjushree Thapa tells Suma’s story of bonded labor which is known as Kamuiya. Kamuiya is a form of forced labor and bondsmen system that existed since 17th century. Suma was sent to work for her first master by her parents when she was only six years in order for her to have a place to live and food to eat. In her third master’s place she was able to read and write and with the help of young women villagers she was able to come out of years of slavery. She now works for girls like her to get educated. 33 million fewer girls than boys are in primary school worldwide because parents at any given point choose boys over girls to

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