We’re delighted to say our crowdfunded film is almost finished — we hope you enjoy the teaser clip, coming soon. The film is now ready to be properly graded and polished. Ghita who is featured here has since passed her baccalauréat and has been awarded a full scholarship to study at SIST University Casablanca. We're all so happy and proud of this very wonderful young woman and it’s a reminder of just how incredible the work of Education for All and all charities that help girls from rural areas continue their studies.
When women are educated:
Marriage comes later
Fewer, healthier children are born
Women live longer and contribute more to the economy
Equality in society improves
There is a better understanding of global warming, and women have the skills to cope with extreme weather changes
Kuba has done the most incredible job of editing hours and hours of his beautiful footage, and navigating his way through interviews in four languages. We are eternally grateful to supremely-talented composer, Michael Blainey for scoring the original emotive music which is what really makes it sing.
Thank you to all the students who took part and also to Sonia Omar, who always had the wellbeing of the girls and their families front of mind — to have her watch the first edit and reply with this meant the world:
"Deeply touching, uplifting, thought-provoking, a window into another world, sensitive, heart warming. It’s perfect. Thank you!"
We are starting to look at distribution (another steep learning curve facing us!) If you have any suggestions or connections for platforms, film festivals or education conferences you think might like to screen Kuba Nowak's gentle, touching, beautiful film which tells a story of love, support, and appreciation for the importance of educating young women, then please let us know.
Sunday 8 and Monday 9 September — PURE Life Experiences in Marrakech.
A huge thank you to Education for All’s boarding houses for letting us spend time with these determined Berber women in the Atlas Mountains… These incredible homes looked after by dedicated housemothers have meant in the last 10 years scores of girls have been able to access a secondary education… Girls who otherwise might been forced to marry at the age of 13 and whose mothers, cousins and neighbours were lucky even to access the most basic primary education. Who knows what impact this will have on their futures, or the future of Morocco. But giving girls and young women the chance at secondary education only make a dramatic difference to the wellbeing of our world — for all of us. — Juliet Kinsman, BOUTECO founder and producer of the film.