Think Act Change NYC Message Board › Guest Speaker for Girl RISING screening this Sat 10/26
New York, NY
I have some great news! Lindsay Morris from the GIRL RISING team at 10x10 will be on hand after the screening to talk about the film and take questions!
This is a beautiful film with a powerful message (and more than a few teary moments) and a well-thought out plan to propel people into action to increase access to education for girls all over the world. I hope you can make it!
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.
Website and teaser trailer: