Codegirl (2015)



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Join high school aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world's fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.

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Critic Reviews for Codegirl

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Focusing on the lack of women in technology, CodeGirl seeks to make a difference by offering a positive representation of entrepreneurial girls excelling in the field.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

However polished the doc's tech and score, it simply doesn't find drama in this familiar template.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

The documentary grows to feel like a parent describing their daughter's involvement in an international competition. The girls' achievements are impressive, but you definitely don't want to hear about them for nearly two hours.

Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: 35/100 | Full Review…
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Heartfelt docu showcases tech competition for teen girls.

Dec 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jumping around the world from Moldovia to Brazil to Nigeria and the United States, the film chronicles the enthusiastic spirit of entrepreneurship these competitors embrace.

Nov 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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