Strong girls

    • set 5 documentaries

    It is still necessary to pay attention to the underprivileged situation of girls all over the globe, on the International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October. Fortunately, there are examples of girls who manage to break out of the image of being weak and pitiable - on their own or with a little help. Five inspiring online films on smart and strong girls, among which the ass-kicking Dragon Girls.

    Documentaries in this selectie

    Dragon Girls

    • Inigo Westmeier
    • 2012

    At a gigantic training school in China, girls are being rigorously drilled to become practitioners of the noble martial art of Kung Fu.

    Radio Amina

    • Orlando von Einsiedel
    • 2011

    At the fictitious radio station Radio Amina, the 12-year-old Nigerian street peddler Amina can get everything off her chest that she normally wouldn't dare say.

    9 Muses of Star Empire

    • Hark-Joon Lee
    • 2012

    A year in the life of a Korean girl band on an exhausting journey to stardom.

    Delhi - Mumbai - Delhi

    • Saba Dewan
    • 2006

    An intimate portrait of Riya, a young woman who tries to make a better future for herself and her family by dancing in the bars of Mumbai.

    The Light in Her Eyes

    • Laura Nix, Julia Meltzer
    • 2011

    Is it a religious or a traditional rule that women " belong" at home? A Syrian spiritual leader teaches girls to interpret the Qur'an.