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Girl Rising (2013)

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This film follows 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan on their journey to education.

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Credited cast:
Amina ... Herself
Azmera ... Herself
Arindol Bagchi ... Ruksana's Father
Rekha Banerjee ... Night Shelter Woman
... Narrator - Haiti (voice)
Barsha Charttajee ... Teacher
Tripti Chaudhary ... Sita Didi
... Narrator - India (voice)
... Goonda 1
Saheb Dey ... Goodna 2
... Sgt. Assif
... Narrator - Sierra Leone (voice)
Mona Hala ... Yasmine's Mother
... Narrator - Afghanistan (voice)
... Narrator - Peru (voice)
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The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Written by Seventeen Magazine

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Give flight to her hopes and dreams

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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1 September 2014 (Netherlands)  »

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10x10 Girl Rising  »

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Narrator: This is a simple story. And it did not begin here. This thing of beauty, a joy forever. Rising. This warm glow in darkness, like the harvest moon. A Khmer proverb whispers, "Celebrate when the moon is bright." But for years, she was a child of the dump.
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As the Dawn Rises
Performed by Dengue Fever
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Great message, poor documentary
6 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The thesis of this documentary is that the solution for the more than six million women in third world countries and otherwise impoverished regions who are oppressed, abused and violated is education. This documentary follows the story of seven women from Sierra Leone, India, Afghanistan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Nepal and Egypt. It shows how each of these women bettered themselves and their lives through education, albeit gaining such an education was an extreme struggle.

I have nothing against the message of the documentary. It has started a "girl rising" movement for global education of women, and that's fantastic. I just didn't find the documentary itself very entertaining. They tried to use a variety of cinematographic techniques, but it simply failed to entertain me. It is worth watching for the eye-opening statistics, but you may feel like your history teacher didn't feel like teaching today and popped in a video.


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