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Girl Rising

Girl Rising is a global movement for girls' education, based primarily around a 2013 feature film, Girl Rising.

The movie Girl Rising was produced by Kayce Freed, Tom Yellin and Holly Gordon at The Documentary Group in partnership with Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen of Vulcan Productions. It was directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins and features narration by Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloë Grace Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington.

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Girl Rising is a documentary about young girls in third world countries struggling with their own personal battle for education and equality, girls are from Peru, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Africa, and more. In between each story of each girl there are startling statistics introduced by other school girls, while the narrator explains them. Voice-overs of the girls include the voice talent of Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and more. As those women tell the individual story of each girl, as each girl was teamed up with a writer from their own country to help them get their story out into the world.

Contributed by Grace Bailey

This is the trailer for the movie, I watched the film last night before it was scheduled to be released and I loved it.

Contributed by Grace Bailey

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