A North Philadelphia family’s 10-year journey is an illumination of race and class in America, a testament to love, healing, and hope.
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls.
In I Am A Girl, we meet 14-year-old Kimsey from Cambodia, forced to sell her virginity at 12; Aziza from Afghanistan, who will be shot if she goes to school; Breani, a teen living in a ghetto of NYC and dreaming of stardom; Katie from Australia, who is recovering from a suicide attempt; Habiba from Cameroon, betrothed to a man 20 years her senior; and Manu from Papua New Guinea, about to become a mother at 14 following her first sexual encounter. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heartwarming stories of resilience, bravery and humor.