Watch: Girl Rising

girlrisingMany of you know that I am a strong advocate of education.

I’ve always believed that change starts from the power of information and it breaks my heart when I hear that many in underprivileged situations don’t have this right available to them, especially girls.

girlrising2October 11 is International Day of the Girl; a day created by the United Nations to let people know the need for action to help uplift girls all over the world. In celebration of this event, a documentary called Girl Rising was produced by 10×10 Org and directed by Oscar-nominated director Richard E. Robbins.

girlrising1Girl Rising tells the story of nine amazing girls from nine different countries told by nine popular actresses. They are stories of perseverance, hope, and the power of education.

Watch the trailer here:

If you’d like to watch the film, there are public viewings happening in these locations in Manila:

October 11 – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong City

October 11 – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Munoz Covered Court, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

October 13 – Children International Youth Health Corps, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

October 26 – Children International Merry Meal Time Facilitators, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

November 16 – Children International Junior Librarians, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

November 30 – Children International Aflatoun Club Facilitators, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

You are also invited to organize your own screening (for a school, club, group of friends, etc.) anywhere in the country. It doesn’t cost anything. If interested, please contact Liezel Dunuan via her email: girlrisingph@fit-ed.org

girl risingAll photos provided by 10×10 Educate Girls, Change the World, © 2011

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