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5 Empowering Movies for Teen Girls on Netflix

December 26, 2016

If you know me well, then you know I love watching documentaries on Netflix. So, I wanted to list a few movies that are empowering girls on NETFLIX. Feel free to watch these movies and share this post with others. 

 

 1. Girl Rising
 

GIRL RISING is stories of 9 girls from developing countries show them overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education and change their fates. Michelle Obama's educational campaign for girls called #62MillionGirls recently partnered with Girl Rising. 

 

 

2. HE NAMED ME MALALA 

 

 

 

HE NAMED ME MALALA is a movie many are familiar with. The youngest Noble Piece Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai was almost killed by Talibans for speaking out for girls' education. She's a Pakistanian teenage girl who advocates for children's rights.

 

 

 

3. DARK GIRLS 

 

DARK GIRLS is a documentary filming the deep-rooted biases and attitudes about skin color, particularly dark skinned women. It goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.

 

4. AMERICAN PROMISE 

AMERICAN PROMISE is a documentary that was 13 years in the making. The filmwriters were 2 middle-class African American families from Brooklyn who documented the journey of their sons through the education system.  

 

 

5. THE NEW PUBLIC

 

THE NEW PUBLIC is a group of ambitious educators who create a small public high school in an underdeserved neighborhood. When their idealistic vision is confronted with some harsh realities faced by the community, they struggle to adapt. This documentary films over a 4 year span to follow the freshmans to their senior year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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