Sokha was a Cambodian child of the dump; orphaned and forced to pick through garbage to survive. Amina is constrained by Afghan society, confined by her gender and expected only to serve men. When 13-year old Azmera is told she must marry, she does something shocking; she says no. Senna’s family struggles to survive in a bleak Peruvian mining town, but when her father insists she go to school, she discovers the transformative power of poetry.
GIRL RISING is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins (OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE). The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, including Alicia Keys, Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Salma Hayek.
1h 41m/PG-13/Non-Fiction Feature
About the 10×10 Fund for Girls’ Education: 10×10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations. The project was founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. The campaign launched with a major day of action on the first United Nations designated International Day of the Girl, October 11, 2012. For more information about 10×10 Fund, go to 10x10act.org
A month after Malala Yousafzai was shot at by Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the 10th of November as Malala Day. Come out and support Malala’s campaign in her fight to protect girls’ education around the world.
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