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School Bd/College/University DVD: $395


Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2016
Available in French: No

DAUGHTERS of the FOREST tells the powerful, uplifting story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and forge a better future for themselves.

Set in the untamed wilds of the Mbaracayú Reserve in rural Paraguay, this intimate verité documentary offers a rare glimpse of a disappearing world where timid girls grow into brave young women even as they are transformed by their unlikely friendships with one another. Filmed over the course of five years, we follow the girls from their humble homes in indigenous villages through the year after their graduation to see exactly how their revolutionary education has and will continue to impact their future lives. 

"Daughters of the Forest is a window into an alternative future...Viewers experience the promise of an educational model that promotes self-reliance and commitment to saving the forest...Viewers witness the transformation of the girls as they grow, and make their own choices. Daughters of the Forest is a powerful educational tool for those exploring alternative routes to education, girls' empowerment, and sustainable development."
- Dr. Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, Senior Research Associate,
Learning Systems Institute, Associate Director,
Center for International Studies in
Educational Research and Development, Florida State University

DVD Features
Full English & Spanish versions, both on same DVD.
English version is completely subtitled.

Doing Good Award, Lifetree Film Festival
Audience Award, Bali International Film Festival 
Best Environmental Film, Mountain Film Festival 

Screened at:
Sarasota Film Festival
Kuala Lumpur International Film Fest
Bend Film Festival
International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula
San Francisco DocFest
Frozen River Film Festival
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Sebastopol Doc Fest
POWFest Extended Festival
Through Women's Eyes
Environmental Youth Forum

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