5 Girls Film Project records

Descriptive Summary

5 Girls Film Project records
Kartemquin Films
28.0 Linear feet
Kartemquin Films.

Acknowledgements and Access

This collection was part of the BMRC Survey Initiative, 2009-2011. For current information about the collection and its status, please contact Kartemquin Films at info@kartemquin.com

Historical note

5 Girls is a 120-minute 2001 film directed by Maria Finitzo and produced by Kartemquin Films. For two years, filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five strong young women between the ages of 13 and 17. Unlike the myriad reports, books and ""specials"" that focus on young women as passive and powerless, 5 Girls explores the ways these girls discover the resources necessary to successfully navigate the rocky waters of adolescence. It focuses on the positive ways girls learn to adapt to challenge in their lives by understanding and exercising choices, by believing in their strength when others do not and by resisting powerful cultural messages, which urge them to be silent.

Scope and Contents note

The 5 Girls Film Project Records include videotape masters, digital video elements, soundtrack elements, audio interviews, computer disks, research files, and production notes.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 March 22 by Lisa Calahan, Andrew Steadham, and Lauren Kalal.

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