"Girl Rising" Film Screening

Mar 19 2013 - 7:30pm
About this event
"Girl Rising" Rated PG-13 A remarkable new feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Reserve your ticket here: https://gathr.us/screening/904 Tickets cost $10 and a portion goes to provide education to girls around the world. Directed by Richard Robbins with voice performances by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Balnchette, Selena Gomez and others. 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 in it’s 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.
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Lincoln Grand Cinema
1101 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States