FOR OUR DAUGHTERS

Directed by SHANNEN O'BRIAN, DANIEL J. PIERCE

DIRECTOR

SHANNEN O’BRIAN, DANIEL J. PIERCE

COUNTRY

CANADA, GHANA

RUNNING TIME

83 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

For Our Daughters follows the lives of four young women from northern Ghana. In a country in which learning is reserved for men only and women are assigned menial and traditional household roles, these four are determined to receive an education. Supported by a Vancouver foundation, they are invited to visit Canada. Their hope is to raise funds to provide hundreds of young village women with school fees and equipment. The film accompanies them on their journey and captures their passionate and intelligent voices. “If you educate a man,” one of them says, “you’ve educated only one person, but if you educate a woman, you’ve educated a whole nation.”

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