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Girl Rising film screening + Q&A


We've arranged a screening of 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.

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to every who attended! If you enjoyed this event and want to learn more about social issues and find likeminded people to spark conversations that matter with...join the Think Act Change Meetup­
    Next month we will be talking with Charity Water (Nov 2) and Ancient Song Doula Services (Nov 16)

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Screening is at 3PM TODAY. We have 5 tickets left, tickets will be sold at the door for $10 if you have not purchased one already. This cost is to cover the rather expensive screening license fee. Please be on time.
    Hope to see you then!

    October 26, 2013

  • Sandra

    Do we pick-up the pre-paid tickets at the theatre or print-out our ticket receipt?

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sandra, Please bring your print out or pull up your email confirmation at the door. Thanks!

      October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Think Act Change NYC Meetup is the principle organizer for this event:
    Please visit event page for other details:

    October 9, 2013

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