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Monday, March 17, 2008 @ 4:43 AM
Girls Rock!
Girls Rock! is a documentary just released in the States focusing on young girls in a Rock Camp in Oregon. The camps main aim is to learn Rock DIY style - forming bands, writing songs and building community.
The Rock camp provides a welcome break for girls being pressurised to conform and a temporary reprieve from being sexualized. The act of picking up a a guitar and making noise becomes a revolutionary act. The Majorette groups I have seen in the last few months may not be picking up a guitar but essentially they are picking up their specific tools - batons and pom pom poms and performing and representing their local community. The majority of their audience at competitions are women so I think they have a sense of good body-image. Through forthcoming interviews I will discover what they really think.

The Youtube video below is an interview with the directors: Shane King and Arne Johnson.

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