becoming 13
“This smart documentary dares to explore the increasingly intimidating terrain of girlhood by following three 12 year-olds over the period of one year. As these girls move from childhood to maturity it’s clear that peer pressure is an important influence, but as the films shows, the greatest influence in a young girl’s life is family. Filmmaker Victoria King’s creative approach, including the use of ‘diary-cam’ footage, not only follows the girls but allows them to question the world in their own voices. Ultimately, the film reveals the complexities of being 12, both satisfying our curiosity and inviting us to ask, ‘What happens next?'”