Some Girls

Some Girls

SOME GIRLS explores issues of identity within the Latina-American community by focusing on a group of troubled teenage girls in a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who feel rejected by mainstream America, but are transformed through an exploration of their roots. In the course of the film, shot over a four-year period, they use ancestral DNA testing to discover their ancestry and, in doing so, begin to rethink what and how they've been taught about history. Following the ancestral DNA testing, the girls embark on an expedition to learn more about themselves based on the results. On a trip to the Dominican Republic, the seat of the Americas, they explore issues of social justice, ethnic studies, real American history, identity, and belonging. Throughout the course of the film the girls are encouraged to rethink what a decolonized history looks like, recasting the telling while challenging the status quo. The participants are transformed, and, through them, the audience is challenged to rethink what it truly means to be an American while engaging with an underserved and marginalized community.

Running Time
52 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, History, Animation
Director
Raquel Cepeda
Writer
Raquel Cepeda
Country
USA, Dominican Republic
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Some Girls» (19)

Patricia L. avatar
Patricia L.

A good story line, a brilliant roles played by a collection of lovely actors & actresses, a good filming!

Zachary Lane avatar
Zachary Lane

Such a great film. Well worth the watch.

Timothy avatar
Timothy

I love this. It works exactly how I would have expected it to.

Kimberly H. avatar
Kimberly H.

Love the movie it was a great watch I will be watching it again

Terry avatar
Terry

Kinetic, thrilling, interesting and funny. Raquel Cepeda best movie!

Sandra B. avatar
Sandra B.

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Definitely worth your while!

Dorothy G. avatar
Dorothy G.

I enjoyed this movie. So did my husband, cause he didnt fell asleep through the movie

Brian avatar
Brian

I have to say it is the best movie ever. The directors made no mistakes. It is just perfect!

Jane McDonald avatar
Jane McDonald

Simply amazing! Great film.