Hey Port Angeles, let’s bring this movie to town!!
GIRL RISING is a documentary about how the stories of courageous girls can generate a global revolution. It’s about supporting the courage, strength, and determination of girls having and realizing their dreams, despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It’s about global sisterhood. It’s about the power of sharing and telling stories and how we can feel inspired by soul-stirring journeys. It’s about being so moved you want to share these stories with the world.
I am one of several women trying to bring GIRL RISING to Port Angeles, WA and we have an opportunity for a screening in our hometown at Deer Park Cinema Tuesday May 7th at 7:30pm…BUT, we need a minimum of 75 reserved tickets by April 26 to make it happen.
FYI – for parents wondering if they can bring their kids, click here to see the review on Common Sense Media which is listing it as appropriate for ages 12+.
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More about the movie:
Directors: Richard Robbins
Starring: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchette
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partners CNN Films and Gathr, comes Girl Rising – an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez and other A-list actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Lorne Balfe. The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala, Aminatta Forna, and others tell the girls’ stories, each with its own style, and all with profound resonance. These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.