The movie is directed by Richard Robbins. Girl Rising is a revolutionary film that follows the life stories of girls from the developing world, and they struggle every day for freedom, education and to be heard. This movie makes you realize the things you should be grateful for. The movie put you in a perspective, so you will see how it is like to be the different girl in the movie. I have never seen such a powerful movie before.
The story that really made the greatest impression on me, was eleven-year-old Ruksana. She lived on the streets of Kolkata, India. She has 2 sisters, a mother and a father. Her mother and father did not have permanent jobs, but they still wanted everyone of the girls to go to school. When Ruksana started painting in her notebooks her father bought her colour markers and a sketch book, so she could use her creativity as well. She thought she was one of the luckiest girls in the world, but despite this she experienced horrible things as well. She would get harassed by street gangs and her family’s house got torn down by the police. Her family never gave up, and they sent the girls to school even when they had no job. The ability Ruksana has to find hope and positivity in her drawings, are just incredible. She is a true inspiration, for being so strong.
After watching the movie Girl Rising, the phrase: “One girl with courage is a revolution” meant something for me. All the girls in the movie had a lot of courage, and they have gone through so much. This phrase implies that if a girl has enough courage to get through everything this world can offer, then she can really make some differences in this world in a short time. That is because she is smart, and she has the courage to do the things that are making a better world. The girls are so much smarter than what we really think, and if they could get out of the slavery, the sexual abuse than they could really make the world a better place.
The girls in the movie live under horrible circumstances but somehow, they do not see themselves as victims. When I watched them movie, I can sympathize with the girls and the family. I can understand everything they are going through, but I have never been through anything like the things that these girls in the movie. That is why I can not empathize with the girls are because I can not imagine being in those situations. Just the fact of being a slave or being sexual abused, are both two things that are so horrible I can not even imagine going through it.
Many people are aware of the situations around the world, but there are some people who are not familiar with the problem that girls are going through just to get education. The people that are not familiar with this subject, will get a lot of strong information. I think people will resonate most strongly with all the information they get about what the women and girls are going through. We get a lot of information about rape and school for girls in a developing country. Most of the sexual abuse are rape of minor girls, and the most disgusting incident was when several men raped an eight years old girl and one of them was a policeman. When everyone was done, the policemen cleaned al her clothes so there would be no evidence. Things like this really makes you hate the humanity. When you watch this movie you really get a broad perspective on how girls in developing countries are living, and I think that will make people resonate.