To Soar

Our first-ever feature length documentary on the status of girls' education in Pakistan.


The story of twin activists Maryam and Nivaal Rehman and their return to Pakistan, where they have been inspiring girls to go to school for the past 10 years. Motivated by their grandmother who donated land to have a girls’ school built in their village, the two begin their journey reconnecting with the children there. They conduct numerous workshops to hear the children’s stories and inspire them to continue their education. Following this, they travel across Pakistan to determine the status of girls' education in the country. The story unfolds with the perspectives of various industry leaders, school children, and grassroots activists, that are displayed through interviews, workshops, and school visits. It shatters stereotypes about Pakistan, a country often misunderstood by the media, by noting that although problems exist, considerable efforts are being made to resolve them.

Screening Guide


For anyone who wants to host their own screening of the film, here is a Screening Guide to help you in the process. It provides details of the film, a step-by-step guide and discussion questions for your screening.


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In the Media


Toronto sisters have made a documentary about girls' education in Pakistan

As Told By Women

Destined To Soar: Our Journey Creating Our First Feature-Length Documentary Film 


Maryam and Nivaal's Interview with CBC Morning News with Heather Hiscox

Malala Fund Assembly

How we created our first documentary film

Muslim Link

Pakistani Canadian Youth Activist Twins Release Documentary about Girls' Education in Their Homeland

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