Because I am a Girl
Documentary Series “Colors of Asia 2016”
A series featuring Asian women breaking new ground in contemporary Asia and making progressive changes in their respective society despite conventions and taboos that narrow their choices.more images
|Title||Because I am a Girl||ラグビーと女のわたし|
|Series Title||Colors of Asia 2016||カラーズ・オブ・アジア2016|
|Language||English subtitle + Japanese subtitle||英語版（英語字幕）/日本版（日本語字幕）|
|Genre||Human Interest / Minority Issue||ヒューマン・ドキュメンタリー / 社会的弱者|
|Producer||Kohei Kawabata||川畑 耕平|
|Productions||Lao New Wave Cinema Productions / PAONETWORK Inc.||Lao New Wave Cinema Productions / パオネットワーク|
Being the oldest daughter, at 14, Lao Kang had to quit school in order to take care of her parents, and for her siblings to stay in school. She kept asking :“Why me?” She knew that she would never have a chance to go back to school. Until one day, she was introduced to rugby. She saw the opportunity to get out of her current situation and go back to school.
Xaisongkham Induangchanthy is a Lao filmmaker based in Vientiane, Laos. He received a master’s degree in Media Arts Production from the City College of New York, under the Fulbright Programme. He co-founded “Lao New Wave Cinema”, a group of emerging Lao filmmakers. In 2012, he was selected to take part in Asian Film Academy, Busan. “Because I am a Girl…” is his first documentary, co-produced with a Japanese producer.