From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins , Girl Rising is an innovative film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances.
Journeying around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit, Girl Rising demonstrates the power of education to change a girl – and the world.
Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, and Loung Ung.
These stories are narrated by celebrated actresses: Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington. Girl Rising also features Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson, as well as original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Lorne Balfe.
Girl Rising previewed at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, at an event hosted by strategic partner, Intel, with special guests Freida Pinto and Edwidge Danticat.The film opened in theaters around the nation on March 7, 2013 – the eve of International Women’s Day.
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