A Film Directed
by Lisa Russell
for Let Girls Lead
PODER is a powerful short film based on the true story of two courageous girl leaders. Watch the film to learn more about how Emelin and Elba, two indigenous Mayan girls from Guatemala, fought for their rights and transformed their community. These inspiring leaders advocated for legislation and funding to ensure that girls can go to school, stay healthy, and escape poverty.
Produced by Rise Up and directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, PODER is an innovative film that features Elba and Emelin playing themselves.
BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT: HOST A SCREENING OF PODER
Girls all over the world are standing up for their rights, and now it is your turn. Share this film with your friends and social networks. We invite you to host a screening of PODER at your house, school or community center. Join us!
Here a few helpful tools to get started:
1. How to Host a Screening in 3 Easy Steps
2. Background Information and Discussion Guide
3. PODER Postcard, Let Girls Lead Information Sheet and the Newsletter Signup Sheet
ARTICLES ON PODER
NPR – Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.
Huffington Post – ‘PODER’: A Story of Girls Overcoming
Impatient Optimists – On Film: Two Girls Launch Change In Guatemala
Forbes – A Teen Girl’s Secret To Finding Real Power? Fix Something That’s Broken