Two organizations, the YWCA and AAUW, need your help in bringing a film that's about empowering girls here to Rockford.

The YWCA and AAUW, in this WREX report, are hoping to bring "I'm A Girl" from Gathr Films to Rockford.

The Gathr film entitled 'I'm a Girl': is an 'inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best."

They need a minimum of 65 reservations to bring the film to the Rockford community. Currently, at the printing of this story, there are only 9 reservations. If your interested in reserving your space to purchase tickets or to learn more about the film, click here.

Wow! I think that's really cool. Speaking as a woman in this world, with all the advancements in technologies we still face a lot of challenges. I find it so inspiring and and encouraging that there are films out there that want to celebrate us and push to be the best that we can and are.