Girl Rising is an empowering and revolutionary documentary by the Acadamy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins. The film follows nine girls from nine different developing countries, with each a different story. To help them tell the world about their fight for education, the girls got an author from their country. All of the stories are based on real events, with real people. The whole documentary is characterized by, incredible illustrations and remarkable animations. The film, certainly, also included astonishing statistics and heartbreaking scenes and dialogs. The documentary is a part of the Girl’s education and empowerment campaign, which focuses and highlights the life-changing effects of education in developing countries.
The story that made the most impression on me, was the story about Ruksana. A small little girl, a little bit shy, but cute. The way she uses her art skills to escape from her dangerous life and draws strength from her father`s resolve. The reason this story made such an impact on me, is because of how Ruksana reacts to her dangerous life, how she everyday can just “escape” from the real world, and just draw her own world. For an example; when her father took her to that store, where he bought her a draw book and pencils. In that little moment, u could see the smile, how she just, BAM! there she was, butterflies flying around, flowers every where. She made me think a lot! if a girl who lives in poverty and almost don´t have anything, how such a little thing can make her smile, that little clip of joy, made me thankful for all the things i have, and more to come. you could see that her father meant the world to her, but her mother was not that involved in the situations, she were more laid back. The story was more focused on the daughter – father relationship.
I think they chose the right phrase! Those girls are role models for other girls, even Ruksana! because of them, there are going to be a lot of other girls that is going to tell about their story. They encourage other girls to stand for them self! U could see how important school is for those girls. They want to do good in school, but still follow their dreams! each of them have different dreams! And even tho, they may be role models for other girls, they all have that one person who motivate them each day and who they look up to.
When the “police” came and “terrorized” the homes of the people, that really made me sad, to se how people can ruin others life`s! without a reason! innocent people lost their home, their clothes and so on. I dont know if the filmmakers made that particularly scene up, or if it really did happen in the real life too. But that made the story a hole lot more exciting.
I think its wrong to feel sorry for them, how will we help them by feeling sorry for them? We should rather help them, care more about them. We all know there is no part in this world where there isn´t bad! If we could all come together and care more about them with a difficult life, where there is a lot of poverty and corrupted people. But u can see how important society is! with the society how could all of these stories been published?! And not only that, i think its brave of all of them! to come out and tell their story, regardless of all the hate they maybe will get.
This movie changed me, it made think about being more thankful for the things i have. I have always known about the poverty around the world, i am myself from Africa, i know how it is, but to see how they lost their home, how the teacher made a laugh of her. those things would not happen here! at least not that bad. Girls are underrated when it comes to education and they need to be treated the same way as everybody else.