Airdate: Girls State

Upcoming doco follows 500 teenage girls in an elaborate laboratory of democracy, where they build their own US government from the ground up.

Upcoming documentary Girls State follows 500 teenage girls from across Missouri as they gather for a week-long immersion in an elaborate laboratory of democracy, where they build a government from the ground up, campaign for office and form a Supreme Court to weigh the most divisive issues of the day.

The documentary profiles Emily Worthmore, Maddie Rowan, Tochi Ihekona, Faith Glasgow, Cecilia Bartin, Nisha Murali and Brooke Taylor.

In “Girls State,” the country is now deeper into democratic crisis, with civil discourse and electoral politics increasingly fragile under ever more extreme political polarisation. As questions of race and gender equality in a representational democracy reach a fever pitch, these young women confront the complicated paths women must navigate to build political power. Following a distinctly female perspective and filled with teenage insecurity, biting humour and a yearning for true friendship, the young leaders of “Girls State” win hearts and minds—not just elections.

An Apple Original Film hailing from Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheims’s Concordia Studio and Mile End Films, “Girls State” is directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (“Boys State,” “The Mission”).

Directors: Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
Producers: Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
Executive Producers: Nicole Stott, Jonathan Silberberg, Davis Guggenheim and Laurene Powell Jobs

Friday April 5 on Apple TV+

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