A powerful new documentary turns the spotlight on something parents and children here in the US and other developed countries often take for granted. Girl Rising follows nine girls in their quest for an education. The challenges each girl overcame would discourage even the most confident adults, which makes the outcome absolutely amazing. Girl Rising will premiere in Seattle this week, to coincide with International Women's Day, which is Friday, March 8.
Two of the women involved in this extraordinary project, Cynthia Breihl from World Vision's "Women of Vision", and Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss, Director of Vulcan Productions, which produced Girl Rising, joined Margaret to talk about this incredible project.
Girl Rising premieres Thursday, March 7 at the Cinerama in Seattle. The film will begin at 7:00pm, and will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers. Tickets cost $25, with all proceeds benefiting World Vision's "Strong Women, Strong World" initiative. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Click here to learn more about the Strong Women, Strong World initiative.
To watch the complete trailer for Girl Rising, please click HERE.
To learn more about 10 x 10, the driving force behind the film, please click here. You will also find information about how to host a screening in your area, or introduce interesting and important curriculum plans for students of all ages.
To learn more about Vulcan Productions, please visit their website by clicking here.