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“Space Girls” by Carys Watford
During a sleepover, four 9-year-old girls obsessed with space embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. When Dad returns home, what will become of their mission?
‘Space Girls’ is a celebration of the power of imagination, the importance of STEM education and girl power!
I wanted to make a fun adventure film about the wonders of space & the importance of space travel. The innocent wonder of childhood – where playtime feels real, alive & magical – felt like an ideal setting in which to explore these ideas.
I was conscious about wanting the protagonists of the film to be a band of girls. The girls are smart, confident & determined – they are obsessed with science & space & want to study hard to achieve their dreams. Geena Davis’ research has compellingly shown that female characters in kids’ media are often underdeveloped, sidelined or solely there as a plot device. It is important that we promote female agency & science positive goals for the next generation.
Inspired by the adage – “If she can see it, she can be it” – I want ‘Space Girls’ to promote & inspire young girls to dream big & work hard so that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Even becoming an astronaut & travelling to outer space!
Additional Footage courtesy of Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center: https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
End credits by Daniel Lam: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-IzBAZzsoLYKrIuZlTT2Q
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