Friday, September 16, 2011

The Three Deadliest Words in the World: It's a Girl!

A new documentary film entitled, "It's a Girl!: The Three Deadliest Words in the World" discusses sex-selection abortion and is scheduled for release in 2012.

The film synopsis describes the film by saying:
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(1) 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's web site also provides a trailer for the movie.