#GIRLSTories

Recommended for Ages 11 to 16
Sat, 4 June 4.30pm  I  Sun, 26 June, 4.30pm 

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

Little Girl Grace
Little Girl Grace

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.

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Matilda And The Spare Head
Matilda And The Spare Head

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.

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My Little World
My Little World

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.

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Give It Back
Give It Back

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.

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Under The Skin
Under The Skin

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.

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Rettai Jedai (Girl With Red Ribbons)
Rettai Jedai (Girl With Red Ribbons)

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.

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