Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Girl Rising: Feature Film

Girl Rising is a film being released in March of 2013.  It was directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins. It is filmed and released as part of the 10x10 initiative (10x10 website) which is committed to educating girls around the world.  "Educate girls--Change the world" is their commitment. 

10x10 movement video

In keeping with the 10x10 theme, the film highlights the stories of 10 young girls, each from a different developing country.  The stories were written by 10 acclaimed writers and each has been narrated by a different world-class actress.  The 10 stories reveal the hardships of girls around the globe, trying to find strength, education, and freedom.  Some have been captured in poverty, others in the sex trade, and others in a culture that educates males but not females.  

Girl Rising: Film Teaser video