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Little Big Girls

Little Big Girls

| 52 min

In this feature documentary, director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty in girls. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in girls younger than the age of 9, though this was not the case a few decades ago. A number of causes are suspected: could obesity and exposure to environmental contaminants, for instance, be to blame? The physical, psychological and psychosocial repercussions on young girls results in a disconnect between their physical and emotional maturity. Far from being a marginal issue, early-onset puberty is fast becoming a worldwide public health concern. Little Big Girls alerts us to the need to adapt, as a society, so as to minimize the impact of this phenomenon on our children.

  • writer
    Hélène Choquette
  • director
    Hélène Choquette
  • director of photography
    Joël Provencher
  • editing
    Mélanie Chicoine
  • sound recording
    Olivier Léger
  • animation
    Élise Simard
  • original music
    Jérôme Minière
  • narration
    Angela Galuppo
  • participation
    Laurence Boulanger
    Sandrine D'Amours-Licatesse
    Virginie D'Amours-Licatesse
    Julie Garand
    Marie-Michèle Hamel
    Anik Magny
    Michèle Rouleau
    Camille Rouleau-Mailloux
    Éve-Marie Roy
    Marie-Audrey Roy
    Frank Biro
    Céline Huot
    Anders Juuls
    Caroline Leblanc
    Heather Patisaul
    Line Tremblay
  • scientific advisor
    Donna Mergler
  • research
    Micheline Bélanger
    Hélène Choquette
    Nancy Marcotte
    Heidi Miller
  • assistant director
    Julie Aubé
  • assistant camera
    Jean-Michel Lacasse
  • additional sound
    André Boisvert
  • animator
    Brigitte Archambault
    Fred Casia
    Eva Cvijanovic
    Élise Simard
  • production assistant
    Sophie Dupuis
    Jacob Svarre Jorgensen
    Meghan Radford
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • makeup artist
    Audray Adam
  • English voice
    Sara Bradeen
    Stefanie Buxton
    Holly Gauthier-Frankel
    Heidi Hawkins
    Jessica B. Hill
    Lisa Moore
    Patricia Summersett
  • casting
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice director
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • translation
    Vision Globale
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • sound editing
    Daniel Toussaint
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Geneviève Bérard
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Catherine Benoît
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède


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Ages 13 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Health/Personal Development - Body Image
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

This film is an excellent jumping-off point to discuss puberty and adolescence. Your students can reflect on the problems that the girls in the film grapple with and also identify additional problems that young people face. What resources exist at school and in the community to help young people? Invite experts to come speak to your class.

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