In her quest to be the smartest girl in the world, Matilda acquires an extra head. In other films, the girls make less extreme, but equally difficult, decisions in their desire to succeed or simply fit in. This thoughtful collection provides valuable insights into the perspective of young women.
Total Duration: 88 minutes
Lithuania I Ignas Meilūnas Matilda studies so hard that her head runs out of room. So her mother buys her a spare head. This award-winning stop-motion animation explores student achievement and parental pressure.
India I Jayakrishnan Subramanian, Franziska Schönenberger Teased by her classmates for her unruly hair, Viru wants nothing more than the beautiful set of red ribbons her best friend wears on her hair, something her own mother cannot afford. When an unexpected red stain on her dress makes her the source of even greater ridicule, Viru’s desperation mounts.
USA I Shir Baron A young woman traveling alone finds an unexpected adventure.
Israel I Ruchama Ehrenhalt Olivia has just moved to Israel from New York. On her first day of school, she has to face the bullies and form new alliances.
Netherlands I Emma Branderhorst A 15 year-old girl navigates the hidden conflicts and tension within her circle of friends on a synchronized swimming team. As an important competition draws near, things inevitably come to a head.
Taiwan I Chiang Chih-Chen, Hsieh Chia-Ling 12 year-old Yu-Yan was born with a condition that stunted her physical growth. This documentary looks at how she pursues her passion for dance while coping with unwanted public attention.
USA I Taz Lake A little girl tries to befriend the lonely old man next door but is rebuffed. One day, she learns the reason for his unfriendliness.