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Thusday, April 4th, 2013

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  • Film Viewing | International Cultural Center | 4th & Indiana Ave. | 6:00 p.m (doors open)

    Discussion to follow by TTU Faculty
    Dr. Mary Frances Agnello, Associate Professor, Education Curriculum Instruction
    Dr. Mukaddes Darwish, Associate Professor, Construction Engineering and ET
    Dr. Ama Akrofi, Associate Professor, Education Curriculum Instruction

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Watch the trailer here: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/

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Film Overview

One girl with courage is a revolution.

Girl Rising – a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Girl Rising is a powerful and innovative new feature film by Academy Award - nominated director Richard E. Robbins. Produced by award - winning former ABC News journalists of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Girl Rising is powered by strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and global television distribution partner, CNN Films.

Girl Rising spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from a life in the garbage dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who writes songs that help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams.

Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana
(Peru), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Mona Eltahawy (Egypt), Aminatta Forna (Sierre Leone), Zarghuna Kargar (Afghanistan), Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia), Sooni Taraporevala (India), Manjushree Thapa (Nepal), and Loung Ung (Cambodia).

These stories are narrated by celebrated actresses: Cate Blanchett (Haiti), Priyanka Chopra (India), Selena Gomez (Sierra Leone), Anne Hathaway (Afghanistan), Salma Hayek (Peru), Alicia Keys (Cambodia), Chloë Moretz (Egypt), Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep (Ethiopia), and Kerry Washington (Nepal).
 
Girl Rising also features Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson, with original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Lorne Balfe

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