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Educating Lucia (25/30)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

Twelve-year-old Lucia wants to graduate to secondary school, and go on to train as a pilot. Her older sister Barita wants to study computers. Portia, the youngest, wants to be a dressmaker. Tragically for the sisters, they're more likely to receive no formal education, working as seasonal labourers on one of Zimbabwe's large-scale commercial tobacco farms. They are AIDS orphans being raised by their grandmother. She can only afford school fees for one girl, Lucia, to attend primary school. Across Africa, the odds are dramatically against girls getting an education.