A wealth of talented film actors, musicians, and makers come together to create “Girl Rising,” a new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins.
The film – which was recently previewed at the Sundance Film Festival – spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington, the movie is the centerpiece of 10×10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.
“Girl Rising gives me hope,” said actress Freida Pinto. “It gives me hope for the future of our girls, that they will have a chance to explore and achieve their full potential. That they will make the ignorant part of society value their existence and that they will be proud to be born a Girl!”
Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, and Loung Ung.
“Girl Rising” is set to premiere in New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles on March 7, 2013. But you can also follow a few simple steps to bring the film to your own local theater.