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Girls and Girlhood

What does it mean to be a girl? There may be an infinite number of answers to this question. This week, in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, we look at young female protagonists and the diverse experiences of girlhood that transcend time and geographical borders.

Vietnamese movie from 1993: The Scent of Green Papaya

The Scent of Green Papaya

Tran Anh Hung
1993 Vietnam, France
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French movie from 2013: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Abdellatif Kechiche
2013 France, Belgium, Spain
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English movie from 2017: I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch

Rungano Nyoni
2017 United Kingdom, France, Germany
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English movie from 2014: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour
2014 Iran, USA
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