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Girl Rising

10x10 & the Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions present ; directed by Richard E. Robbins ; produced by Martha Adams, Richard E. Robbins, Tom Yellin
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"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 ..., 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." --
Director
Richard E. Robbins
Performers
Voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
104 min.
Language
In English, with subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Hindi. With English subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
  • Special features: trailers ; director's welcome ; behind the scenes ; why girls' education ; join us.
Edition
Teacher's edition
Credits
Writers, Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, Loung Ung ; music, Lorne Balfe ; directors of photography, Nicole Whitaker and others.
Published
[Sausalito, CA] : Ro*co Films Educational, [2013]
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC; wide screen (16:9); 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
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