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Daughters of the Forest, documentary film

The documentary film Daughters of the forest tells the intimate, powerful story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who are transformed by attending a radical high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and build a better future for themselves.It tells the story of these girls living in a rural area where more than 95 percent of the forest has been razed for multi-national agri-businesses.

Meanwhile, more than 80 percent of the people in the region live in extreme poverty, and nearly 90 percent of the teenage girls become pregnant by the age of 16, then drop out of school.

Despite this landscape of despair, The Centro Educativo Mbaracayu, is a place of hope and opportunities for these young girls as they become agents of change.