WORLD PREMIERE Three young Indian women in a conservative Muslim town seek to change their futures through education and self-determination. The opportunity to continue their schooling has opened up the possibility of a different future for Karishma, Apsana and Samira, but even as they prepare for final exams, their families threaten to pull them back into the prescribed roles of wives and mothers. At once inspiring and frustrating, Brave Girls neatly captures the extraordinary challenge of breaking with cultural tradition.
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On Colombia's Pacific Coast, a mother teaches her daughter, Dulce, how to swim. It is an essential skill in this remote region, where livelihoods are made on the sea and where rising tides, made worse by climate change, have swept entire villages away in recent years. Overcoming her fear of the water is just one element of Dulce's budding awareness of her natural and cultural surroundings.
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Themes:ActivismEducationFamilyHuman RightsInternationalReligionSouth AsianWomen DirectorsWomen/Girls
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Director: Yashaswi Desai, Ellie Walton
Executive Producer: Deborah Wallace
Producer: Tanisha Christie
Cinematographer: Ellie Walton
Editor: Magee McIlvaine
Music: Sam McCormally
Running Time: 68
Country: USA, India