Girls Like Us

A disarming look into the lives of teenage girls, working to shape their identities in the ’90s.

Girls like us 01
Series
POV
Premiere Date
July 22, 1997
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 Sundance Film Festival-Grand Jury Prize (Documentary)
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 National Educational Media Network-Gold Apple
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 Chicago International Film Festival-Gold Plaque
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 Charlotte Film Festival-Juror's Choice, Best Documentary
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1998 NARAL Pro-Choice America-Pro-Choice Award
  • Producer

    Jane C. C. Wagner

    Producer

    Tina DiFeliciantonio

    We fund untold stories for public media.

    Learn more about funding opportunities with ITVS.

    The Film

    During the four years of shooting this teen chronicle in South Philadelphia, Raelene tackles parenting, Anna struggles with sexuality, De’Yona grapples with loss, and Lisa wrestles with relationships. Filmmakers Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio render a longitudinal portrait that celebrates the fragility, power, and drama of adolescence with uncommon patience and respect. A rare and disarming peek into the very real lives of teenage girls, the film provides access to the seldom-heard voices of young women working to shape their identities in the ’90s.

    Topics