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Nine girls from across the globe overcome tremendous obstacles in order to get an education.

Picture?width=50&height=50 Christopher Pelham

One girl with courage is a revolution.

CRS Community Films and Think Act Change NYC invite you to screen GIRL RISING, a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Afterwards, we'll discuss some ways you can get involved with the partner NGOs (see below) to improve educational opportunities for girls around the world. Guest speaker TBA. Tickets are $10 and only purchasing online here guarantees you a seat.

Cate Blanchett (Haiti), Priyanka Chopra (India), Selena Gomez (Sierra Leone), Anne Hathaway (Afghanistan), Salma Hayek (Peru), Alicia Keys (Cambodia), Chloë Moretz (Egypt), Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep (Ethiopia), and Kerry Washington (Nepal) narrate this inspirational profile of nine girls from across the globe who vow to get an education despite 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.

Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana (Peru), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Mona Eltahawy (Egypt), Aminatta Forna (Sierre Leone), Zarghuna Kargar (Afghanistan), Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia), Sooni Taraporevala (India), Manjushree Thapa (Nepal), and Loung Ung (Cambodia).

Girl Rising also features Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson, with original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Lorne Balfe.

Girl Rising is the centerpiece of 10x10, a global campaign to educate and empower girls. The executive producers of Girl Rising are Tom Yellin, Holly Gordon, Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen. Girl Rising booked an exclusive nationwide engagement in 169 Regal Cinemas April 19-25, 2013.

Website and teaser trailer:
http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/

About 10x10

10x10 was founded by award-winning journalists at the Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. 10x10 is built on a foundation of partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy makers, and grassroots organizations – all working to change minds, lives, and policy.

10x10’s coalition of NGO partners include a high-impact network of champions and leaders in girls’ education. These organizations provide life-changing services to girls every day, and are among the best practitioners of their kind. They include: A New Day Cambodia,CARE USA, Girl Up/UN Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, and World Vision.

- Christopher Pelham and Girl Rising web site

Girl Rising

Saturday, October 26, 2013 3pm – 6pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) (123 4th Avenue, New York, NY) Map it $10

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