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Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

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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." Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members. The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls. Shot on location in India and China, It's a Girl reveals the issue. It 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... Written by Evan Grae Davis

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23 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is very hard to watch, but it's necessary. We all need to know about this and then do something about it. Train your daughters and sons to grow up valuing all human life equally, and defend those who cannot defend themselves.

This film offers a balanced perspective into a very complicated issue. It shows that there are no clear "good guys" and "bad guys." It fights for the dignity of women without suggesting men are the source of the problem.

The cinematography is gorgeous, the interviews are meaningful, and the stories are ones you will never forget. I appreciated how the interviews included professionals in this field--researchers and activists--as well as everyday parents whose lives have been affected by China's one-child policy or an overarching view that females are less valuable than males.

A dear friend of mine is Indian, and she said she grew up with her father saying that girls are like a sixth finger: If you can afford for them to be surgically removed, that is great. Otherwise, they just hang there uselessly. I can't imagine growing up in a society that propagates that viewpoint. Thankfully, there are many grassroots organizations working to change this mindset in India, like Let Her Live and the Art for Change Foundation.


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