"It's a Girl" film screening

Wed, Jan 30, 2013
In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”. The Modern Languages Department at Kwantlen was proud to partner with GirlKIND to present a screening of a Shadowline Film "It's A Girl," on Jan 30, 2013 in the Conference Centre at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey, BC for an informative and inspiring evening. A discussion followed the viewing of the documentary.  All proceeds went to Girlkind Foundation.

Shot on location in India and China, this documentary, It's A Girl, asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women. The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.

Click on this link to view the trailer and find out more:http://www.girlkind.org/index.php/component/ohanah/its-a-girl-fim-screening-surrey