In one of the oldest towns in India three young women seek to change their futures. The opportunity to continue their schooling has opened up the possibility of a different life for Karishma, Apsana and Samira. But even as they prepare for final exams, their families begin preparations for their weddings, threatening to pull them back into the prescribed roles of wives and mothers. Immediately, they are forced to choose between their evolving dreams and their obligations to their community. At once frustrating and inspiring, Brave Girls reveals the complexity that emerges on the path to self-determination.
Brave girls pledge
In honor of Women’s Month, the BRAVE GIRLS team in India has taken to the streets to ask folks to take the BRAVE GIRLS PLEDGE in support of the aspirations of young women in India and around the world. We’ll be sharing those pledges throughout the month and we hope you’ll join us.
Please also consider a donation in support of our on-going campaign to bring the film’s message of education and empowerment to young women all across India. With your help we’re conducting workshops, screenings, and connecting girls with practical support in advancing their dreams.
Brave Girls had its World Premiere in November 2018 at DOCNYC to a sold out crowd.
MARCH 22nd, NEW JERSEY: SOMA FILM FESTIVAL
HOST YOUR OWN
Get in touch if you are interested in organizing a screening to engage your community members, spark discussion, and amplify your message about women’s growing agency worldwide. Email: bravegirlsdoc AT gmail.com
We are currently raising funds for distribution and outreach, so that the film can be used as a tool to open conversations with young women and their families across India about what it means for girls to make healthy choices for themselves.
The project is fiscally sponsored by Sustainable Markets Foundation a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be sent to:
Sustainable Markets Foundation
45 West 36th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Checks should be made out to "Sustainable Markets Foundation: Purpose: Brave Girls