Perspectives on a Girl - Short Films Created by women... Inspired by Guides



    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - In today's dynamic and complicated world,
Canadian girls are at risk. Growing up is fun, but young girls also face
extreme pressure. To illustrate the increased relevance of and need for Girl
Guides, Girl Guides of Canada is proud to present their first annual online
film festival - Perspectives on a Girl.
    Whether it's about bullying, consciousness over body image or self esteem
issues, there is almost always something to worry about. At this very moment,
there are girls experiencing peer pressure, discrimination and racism.
    Now, more than ever, Girls need Guides.
    Talented female artists from across Canada, including filmmakers,
writers, animators, directors and orators donated their time and joined Girl
Guides of Canada to bring the various issues young girls face to life, through
dynamic short films for the Perspectives on a Girl online film festival
(perspectivesonagirl.ca).
    "We couldn't be more pleased with the breadth and creativity of the
films," Chris Burton, Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides of Canada exclaims.
"They display the challenges that young girls face today in a moving way to
help illustrate why Canadian girls need Guides more than ever."
    Since 1910, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) has been a
leading organization for girls and women with 90,000 members across Canada.
GGC provides valuable programs that enable girls to be confident, resourceful
and courageous.
    A current Girl Guide Riley explains, "I think girls should join Girl
Guides because it's a friendly place to be and you can challenge yourself
doing all kinds of great stuff. I like going every week, doing interesting
things and being with my friends at Guides. Guiding teaches you that no matter
who you are, you are special and can offer the world something great. People
who aren't in Guiding just don't know how unbelievably cool it is!"
    Experience the online film festival by visiting
http://perspectivesonagirl.ca. Starting August 24th, four of the films will be
featured on the site. Return again on September 14th to view additional films
and experience the film festival in its entirety. The site also includes
details about the film festival and information on GGC.
    The online Film Festival is timed to coincide with the start of GGC
registration for 2009/2010. Parents can visit http://perspectivesonagirl.ca to
fill-out the online enrollment form for their daughters.





For further information:

For further information: on Perspectives on a Girl or Girl Guides of
Canada, please contact: Cassandra Umbriaco, Harbinger, (416) 960-5100 x 251,
cumbriaco@harbingerideas.com


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