Monday, June 17, 2013

Girl Rising

Have you had an opportunity to view the film Girl Rising?  It is a documentary that allows you to meet nine remarkable girls from nine countries around the world.  You get to hear their voices, reflect on their remarkable lives, and understand their dreams.  This feature film is really about the human spirit and more importantly the power of education to change the world.  Whether you are hearing the profile of the Cambodian orphan Sokha, or the Nepalese composer Suma, or the nomadic Indian Ruksana, you are getting a profile of a real young woman who is striving to become educated and change not only the trajectory of her own life but her family as well.  One young girl who is particularly compelling is Wadley from Port au Prince, Haiti whose school was destroyed by Hurricane.  She discovers that a school has reopened, but when she tries to attend she is told that she must pay for the privilege.  Wadley has no money but she does have courage and determination and she returns to the school day after day proclaiming that she’s not going away, she is going to school.  Each of the girls in the film has a compelling story to tell of “how a single girl with drive and determination can become the catalyst for positive change on a global scale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

“The stories of these girls are narrated by esteemed actors including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Freida Pinto and Alicia Keys.  It is produced by the award-winning Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, with strategic partner Intel Corporation and distribution partner CNN Films.”
Find out how to sponsor a showing of this film by going to the website "GIRL RISING" If you are not interested in sponsoring the film find out where you might find a showing.  It’s worth the effort.

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