Evan Grae Davis, Shadowlinefilms director has written and/or directed promotional and educational videos and video series along with producing and creating websites and various other communication tools for nearly 100 organizations during the past 18 years. The main focus of Shadow Line has been to denounce violence against women.
Their new project is called It’s a Girl!.
This documentary is a collection of interviews done in China and India, where boys are preferred over girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.
Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.
The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.
Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl! explores the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.
The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.
Currently in post-production, It’s a Girl! is scheduled for an early 2012 release.
Below is a link to the Trailer. The content requires a very strong stomach to watch. But an even stronger to film and produce. Kudos to Mr. Davis for being so brave as not only to denounce, but also prove what sex-selection abortions are doing to Asia, and ultimately, what will happen to us because of this.