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Girls Rock!

Girls Rock! Treats us to a week long school of rock without Jack Black but with twice the insecurities. Portland Oregon is headquarters for this seven day camp that draws young women from pre teen to late adolescence regardless of musical ability (usually minimal). In their few days together some eighty to ninety girls form bands based on music genres, learn rudimentary musicianship and write a song to be performed at weeks end in front of a crowd of about 600. The documentarians show great skill by drawing out some nasty demons behind the angelic faces and the girls who take part learn a lot about self esteem, self defence, cooperation – in short that girls rock!.