Women's Center Film Series: Girl Rising
Nov 05, 2013
from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
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The showing of Girl Rising (101 minutes) will be followed by a discussion.
The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arrange marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting education, they're able to break barriers and create change.
Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neesan, Meryl Streep, and Chloe Moretz narrate this inspirational profile of nine girls from across the globe who vow to get an education desprite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their paths. From Cambodian orphan Sokha to Nepalese composer Suma and nomadic Indian Ruksana, each of these girls has an incredible story to tell as they strive to get a proper education, and realize their true potential. In hearing those stories, we discover how a single girl with drive and determination can become the catalyst for positive change on a global scale.