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Brave Girl Rising is a powerful short film about courage and transformation that tells the story of Nasro, a 17-year-old Somali girl growing up in one of the largest refugee camps in the world.  Despite almost unimaginable challenges – and inspired by the magical dreams of her mother and the sisterhood of her friends – Nasro succeeds in getting the education she deserves.  Her story is a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances.

The plight of refugees and the response from the rest of the world are topics debated daily by journalists, by politicians, and by ordinary citizens.  The sufferings of Syrian refugees and other displaced persons fill our television screens. But the sheer numbers—68.5 million forcibly displaced people in 2019—can be mind-numbing. Brave Girl Rising examines the lives of a small number of young refugees so that the viewer can comprehend their daily challenges more insightfully.

Students will be engaged by the narrative of one young person’s struggle in Brave Girl Rising, but through this narrative they also gain understanding of and empathy for the millions of people caught up in one of the greatest crises of our time.

Brave Girl Rising is a new film from Girl Rising, the non-profit organization behind the global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment.  Its original film, Girl Rising, has won acclaim for its portrayal of nine girls around the world who pursue their educations in the face of natural disasters, poverty, and social ills like forced marriage and human trafficking.   Brave Girl Rising can be used as a sequel to the full film Girl Rising, in conjunction with other chapters from the full film, or as a stand-alone unit.

The Module (for middle and high school students)

  • Introduction
  • Teacher Guide:
    • Provides background information and context
    • Applicable Common Core Standards
    • Suggestions for implementation in the classroom
    • A viewing guide for student observations and reflections
  • Fact Sheet on Refugees:
    • Definitions
    • Overview of the global refugee crisis and related impacts
    • Resources
  • Project Based Lesson 1: A Welcome for Refugees
  • Project Based Lesson 2: Assuming a Role in Dadaab

The Film (20 minutes)

  • Available subtitled in 8 languages: Spanish, French, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Swahili, Somali

More about the Girl Rising organization here: www.girlrising.org

Brave Girl Rising