Evan Grae Davis has shot documentaries about human rights abuses from Africa to the Amazon. He didn’t initially set out to make a film about gendercide; he and his crew were travelling throughout India looking to shoot a documentary on human trafficking. “Nothing prepared us for what we discovered,” he says.
In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are 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.
Get informed about this compelling issue and join YPY for the UVic showing of “It’s a Girl” on Wednesday, March 27th in MacLaurin D288. Admission is free.