Girl Rising (PG-13)

When:
07/10/2015 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
2015-10-07T19:45:00+01:00
2015-10-07T21:30:00+01:00
Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Cost:
Free entry
Contact:
01538 386112

girlrising

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 Cate Blanchett, 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.

Running time: 101 minutes

 

Free Event but Donations Welcome

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

 

 

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