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Girl Rising
- Richard Robbins

Overview - Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, and Chloe Moretz 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, and Chloe Moretz 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.

Cast List

Sooni Taraporevala - SCREENWRITER
Edwidge Danticat
Gareth Smith - Director; Producer
Richard E. Robbins - Director, OPERATION HOMECOMING (2007)
Chris Wilcha
Marie Arana
Mona Eltahawy
Zarghuna Kargar
Aminatta Forna
Maaza Mengiste
Manjushree Thapa
Loung Ung
Jenny Lee - Director
Liam Neeson - Irish actor, EXCALIBUR/SCHINDLER'S LIST
Meryl Streep - American Actress
Mary Louise Streep - American Actress
Cate Blanchett - Australian Actress
Kerry Washington - Actress
Anne Hathaway - American actress, THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001)
Alicia Keys
Prianka Chopra - Actress, KISMET (2005)
Priyanka Chopra - Actress, KISMET (2005)
Selena Gomez - Actress, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE: WIZARD SCHOOL
Chloe Grace Moretz - Actor, AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)
Chloe Moretz - Actor, AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)
Freida Pinto - Star

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192224560
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Education/General Interest

Related Keywords:
Social Issues
Documentary
Teachers
Education

 
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Reviews:
"In this twist on the social-issue documentary, girls act out stories adapted from their own lives by writers from their own countries..." - 03/08/2013 New York Times


"Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, GIRL RISING stands as a testament to the power of information." - 03/07/2013 Los Angeles Times


"More stylistically ambitious than the typical social-consciousness-raising documentaries appearing with regularity, GIRL RISING presents the heartrending stories of nine girls from as many developing countries who overcome adversity." - 03/08/2013 Hollywood Reporter

 
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