“Girls Impact the World” was an inspiring and exciting film festival on Saturday, February 23, at Harvard’s Sever Hall. SIC was honored to help plan this amazing event. The film festival featured the top three documentaries from the 150 submissions to this scholarship competition, ranging from issues of prostitution to shame to teen pregnancy. The films were all made by girls and about girls. The intersection of film and social change was powerful, clearly sharing the severity of these problems. The audience also had the opportunity to hear from sponsors and speakers who inspired us to learn more about the problems facing girls and women around the world, encouraging us to think about raising awareness and creating solutions. The entire eye-opening event was inspirational, and we can’t wait to see how the participants of “Girls Impact the World” go on to change the world.
- Amy Jeffrey