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Maine Girls Film Screening
January 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Following 13 immigrant and U.S.-born teenage girls, Maine Girls explores the important role that young people play in creating “brave spaces” to be vulnerable, face the unknown, and bridge important cultural divides.
The Rumi Forum, in partnership with Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC) and the creators of the Maine Girls documentary proudly present an upcoming screening of the film Maine Girls.
In Maine – the whitest state in America – immigrant students are entering public schools in record numbers. But as the population has increased, so have the number of hate crimes. In MAINE GIRLS, a diverse group of girls at South Portland High School learn what it takes –and what it means – to develop relationships with people who don’t look or live the same way that they do. Leading by example, these teenage girls pave the way for greater empathy at their school and encourage other girls to step up and do the same in communities throughout the United States. MAINE GIRLS, a 27-minute short documentary film, world premiered at the acclaimed Camden International Film Festival on September 17, 2017.