Daughters of Destiny

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Gripping documentary follows five girls moving up in India.

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age 10+

This one will follow you through the day

You won't be getting an in depth look at a caste system, but enough to get you started with having conversations with your children about how they can be the change in the world. It spans a few years of filming so you get to see the girls grow and the identity issues they deal with. Really inspirational. Meaningful and touching. This documentary will stay with me for a very long time. I only wish the boys in the documentary got acknowledged. It was as if they were invisible for the most part.

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age 10+

A must see!

An amazing series about an amazing project. "Daughters of Destiny" covers so many aspects of poverty and education that I could talk about it for months with my children. The documentary clearly shows the effects of the caste system on the untouchables and what kind of superhuman effort it takes to generate change for the better. Every aspect of the school is thought through: the need to remove the children at a young age from their traumatic environment while teaching them respect and compassion for their families and community; to raise children with self-esteem and an enormous drive to achieve but also a sense of responsibility, gratefulness and humility; to educate children about different career paths and their opportunities while keeping in touch with their communities and culture. Shanti Bhavan seems to be raising the ideal future leaders. It is a school I would love to send my children to (without seeing them only twice a year though...). I found the individual stories deeply moving and will be thinking about this series for a long time to come.

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