Girls Of Daraja Premieres June 8th On KCET And On Link TV
GIRLS OF DARAJA TRILOGY– Premieres Wed. at 9 p.m. on KCET in Southern California and on Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and Dish Network 9410).
The GIRLS OF DARAJA trilogy is comprised of three short films by Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick of Out of The Blue Films and Executive Producer Deborah Santana about the Daraja Academy, a free boarding school in Kenya for exceptional girls who need financial aid to complete their secondary education. The latest installment made its West Coast debut as part of the Women’s Independent Film Festival Opening Night. The three GIRLS OF DARAJA short films will play consecutively as part of the LINK VOICES telecast as an hour-long special.
- “Girls of Daraja” is the first installment of the trilogy, introducing Daraja Academy, a secondary school where remarkable Kenyan girls, otherwise forgotten due to the lack of school fees, are given the one thing they desire most: a chance to succeed.
- “School of My Dreams” is a moving portrait tracing the stories of the students of Daraja Academy, the free Kenyan boarding school for exceptional girls living in poverty, a revolutionary idea first posited in the prior installment.
- “Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure” debuts on national television as the latest chapter in the award-winning series, which documents a historic cultural exchange with high schools in Northern California as two Daraja students and their principal journey to the U.S. for the first time, sharing powerful stories about the impact of girls’ education worldwide.
An online hub streams several of the documentary releases along with additional content inviting viewers to engage with the films. For more information on the June lineup of LINK VOICES, including descriptions, images, and highlights please visit kcet.org/linkvoices or linktv.org/linkvoices.