I Am a Girl is relevant to the curriculum areas of Society and Culture, Family and Community, Sociology Studies, and further subjects including Health and Physical Education, Values Education, Civics and Citizenship, Cross-cultural and Gender Studies, English, Personal Development, Psychology and Media Studies.
This film has great potential for the secondary classroom and for teachers in higher education. The issues it raises touch all young people, both boys and girls, and would provide scope for discussion on the role fathers and husbands can play in supporting girls, as well as the more obvious issues of how girls can be resilient and find their own way in challenging circumstances. The film would provide a powerful starting point for teachers wanting to look at social justice, culture and identity, with a view to engaging students in debate about action for change. It challenges stereotypes at the same time as educating and informing. Whilst distressing at times it is ultimately uplifting, with a message of hope