About 26 girls from Embrace Girls Foundation attended a screening of the new movie “Harriett” at AMC Aventura 24 on Friday.
The girls ate popcorn and candy as they watched the film about Harriet Tubman, an American legend who single-handedly freed 70 slaves, after first freeing herself.
Handraline Bonheur, an 8-year-old third grader and her 6-year-old first-grade sister Lubinnia Bonheur said they learned a lot about slavery and Tubman.
“Now that I know a little about slavery, I think that people shouldn't have been treated like that because of their skin color. It wasn't fair,” said Handraline. “Harriet Tubman was a believer and a fighter because she went back to save everybody.”
Lubinnia said she understood the importance of having an education after seeing the film.
“I felt kind of sad when I was watching the movie because of the people that were being hurt and killed,” Lubinnia said. “I think Harriet was very brave and I can be brave like her but I will learn to read.”
Both agreed they would like to see the movie again.
Embrace Girls Foundation, created in 2001, is an afterschool mentoring program in Miami that helps girls in elementary and middle school learn to be confident and to strive for academic excellence. To learn more visit embracegirlpower.org.