Girl Rising

Girl Rising

DVD - 2014
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The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Each girl's story was written by a renowned writer from her native country. --IMDB
View a groundbreaking film, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Featuring Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloe Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, and Kerry Washington.


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WATCHED- This documentary was so great. Sometimes living in America we do not think about the privilege of going to school... this movie documents girls' struggles to be educated in developing countries. It was touching, and I cried the entire time. From a little girl in Haiti determined to learn... Read More »

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Franln Sep 07, 2016

I don't normally give anything 5 stars but this is truly an amazing and beautifully done film. I think everyone should see it. I feels like a very important movie and I can't believe I had never heard of it.

TSCPL_MegP Jun 14, 2016

I loved hearing stories of girls from around the world overcoming adversity in their own communities, in their own ways. The use of different visual formats for each girl's story helped maintain my attention during this long documentary, but was clearly done to identify each girl as an individual. Girl Rising was the inspiration for Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's annual celebration of Day of the Girl every October.

Mar 11, 2015

Interesting but could have been better. Some of the stories were totally circumstantial and had nothing to do with the child being female or male. Definitely worth the watch.

Aug 27, 2014

Innovative format for a documentary - successfully presents the material in a way that may be accessible to a wider audience. Compelling stories.

Jul 07, 2014

A simple approach to showing the impact a lack of education for girls has on the whole world and individual communities as well as on the lives of individual girls

The girls chosen to convey their stories evoked powerful emotions. These varied stories illustrated the common need around the world for girls to be educated.

Some of the techniques used to convey facts and figures were simple but still they effectively let us know facts that sadly are seldom presented.

I found the movie powerful, evocative and compelling.

Apr 17, 2014

Girls are really essential to the world's economy and their education should be a priority in all countries!


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