Documentaries @ Middletown: Girl Rising
Join us as we learn something new or gain a different perspective by watching a riveting documentary!
Join your friends in watching Girl Rising
Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl - and the world.
Nine unforgettable girls – striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits – spotlighted in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. With stories by nine celebrated writers, voiced by nine renowned actresses including Meryl Streep and Salma Hayek, Girl Rising introduces Sokha, an orphan who rises from a Cambodian dump to become a star pupil; Suma, who writes music to endure forced servitude in Nepal; Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own needs for her dreams; and six other heroines. The girls are unique, but the obstacles they face are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls in the world who dream of going to school, what they want most is to be students. Now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.
Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.
Feel free to stay afterwards for a discussion of the film!
- Thursday, March 21, 2019
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Middletown Free Library
- Community Room
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