Documentary, Richard Robinson films
This is a documentary with eight different stories told by girls around the world. In the documentary, we meet nine girls; Wadley, Suma, Yasmin, Azmera, Ruksana, Senna, Mariama and Amina.
We saw this film in our international English class, and now we have got the task to write a film review.
Ruksana made the greatest impression on me because I kind of found myself in her. She loved to draw, and she could not stop drawing in her schoolbooks, neither could I. She seemed cute and peaceful. Her dad took her to a shop, where he bought her pencils and paper to draw on. She was so happy.
She seemed very strong and hard to break, while the thugs attacked their city. The police came, hitting the people and tearing down their houses. His father agrees to leave town, but they did not leave when they realized how far they had travelled. As long as they had each other.
The love the family showed to each other was delightful to see, it made me happy because nothing is better than a well-connected family, especially important though hard times.
I lost myself in a couple of stories, everyone touched me. I find it hard to imagine a normal day in their lives because of everything that I am used to in my daily life. It is really devastating to watch these kids having a hard time, but still smiling and enjoying every single piece of life. The movie made me want to send money to organizations and different charities, a little amount of money for us is a lot of money for them.
I can sympathize, but empathizing is more a challenge because I can not fully understand what they are going through, based on the little I know about their cultures and lives.
I think the facts that is told in this documentary might touch those who are not already familiar with this issue. The documentary tells us that 66 million girls are out of school or the fact that there is ¼ chances for girls to be born into poverty.
The movie was very touching, and I found it very interesting to watch. It made me think and appreciate what I have. I have an ocean of opportunities ahead of me, and I wish that every single girl in the whole would could feel as I do.
Girls are rising, girls are worth the investment and at least; educated girls works.
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