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We Are the Radical Monarchs

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Docu about girls' social justice troop inspires all ages.

Movie NR 2019 95 minutes
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This documentary is inspiring and thought-provoking for kids and adults alike. Kids, especially girls, will enjoy seeing their peers unafraid to speak up for what they believe in. By watching the Radical Monarchs leaders teach their troop members, grown-ups can see great examples of how to talk about tough issues to kids in an age-appropriate way. The adults and kids featured in We Are the Radical Monarchs are excellent strong female role models, and kids with an interest in activism will be particularly into this documentary.

The parts that focus on the troop leaders' struggles to organize, fund, and expand the Monarchs may seem less relevant to kids, but the film is likely to inspire questions from kids about how they can be activists for causes they believe in, and from adults about how they can raise activist kids engaged in social justice issues. Ideally, parents and kids could watch this documentary together, as there are a lot of difficult subjects that the film explores that might lead to tough but important questions.

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