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Girl Rising

March 9, 2014

With tasty cupcakes!

USA | 2013 | 101 Minutes | Richard Robbins

With free mini cupcakes! This unique and inspiring film tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls from around the world, profiling the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. 

Journey around the globe to meet nine unforgettable girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Sokha is an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer. Suma composed music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others. Ruksana is an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams. Girl Rising tells the stories of these remarkable lives, plus girls from Haiti, Egypt, Ehiopia, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan.

Co-produced by Seattle's own Vulcan Productions and featuring narration by Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Chloe Moretz, Priyanka Chopra, and more.

Following the film, stick around for a lively panel discussion about advancements for the rights of women and girls

Rita Egrari, PhD | Mona Foundation, Director of the PNW Regional Office
Nina Kim Hanson, PhD | Northwest University, Adjunct Professor
Lyndsey Wilson | Human Rights Society, Program Manager

Co-presented by:
Human Rights Society, Global Washington, World Affairs Council, Junior League of Seattle, and Human Rights Society UW.

Director: Richard Robbins
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website