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We’re celebrating the International Day of the Girl by taking a moment to appreciate the leadership, vision, and bravery of the women and girls we’re privileged to learn with through film. Enjoy our International Day of the Girl playlist above for additional interviews and behind-the-scenes clips.

We believe in highlighting the stories of women and girls because films directed by and depicting their experiences are unfortunately still quite rare. The Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC recently found that only 31.4% of 4,000 speaking characters performed across the 100 top‐grossing films in 2015 were female. Just over 7% of all produced films were directed by woman. These numbers has not significantly changed in nearly 10 years.

Inspire the girls in your classroom and community to pursue their passions across STEAM subjects by engaging our interdisciplinary lesson plans for the below films.

Queen of Katwe

The Music of Strangers

He Named Me Malala

Children of Heaven

Whale Rider

 

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