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Queen of the Beach

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Docu about ambitious young girl's desire for an education.

Movie NR 2019 95 minutes
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In the inspiring documentary Queen of the Beach, director Christopher "Cleetche" McDonell arrives in India to cover people on spiritual journeys. His visit to the area, however, steers him toward a more enlightening path and subject, filming a 9-year-old shop merchant named Shilpa Poojar. "I'm working on the beach," says the underage worker. "I'm selling my clothes. Show me the money!" Shilpa must make a living to support her parents and siblings, but she also has the dream of obtaining an education, as well as having a life that has more options. "If I know how to read and write," realizes Shilpa. "I can get a job anywhere." Shilpa's go-getter attitude gets an A+, and Queen of the Beach gets a high grade with its important message for kids about the power of getting an education.

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