Four teenage girls sharing opinion on woman’s role in society. A thought-provoking film indeed
Domestic violence against women is so widespread a special day – November 25 – has been designated internationally to mark the struggle against it.
When working on the film, Go Group Media started to understand the full extent of family violence. It’s not just about a woman being beaten by her husband, father, brother or any other family member. It runs deeper than that, starting early on with the inculcation in little girls of an idea that they are only supporting characters in a society where the leading roles are restricted to men.
As the film protagonists, four teenage girls, talk about their present and share their visions of their adult selves, the drama of a society ridden with ugly gender patterns unfolds: girls still get to be married off without their consent; they are forbidden to pray in a church when they are having their periods; they are expected to tend to their brothers, doing laundry and cooking for them, just because they are girls; they are expected to spend at least 12 hours a day doing their household chores, serving the husband and kids.
And the girls seem to accept that. They’ve been raised this way.