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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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Richard Robbins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amina Amina ... Herself
Azmera Azmera ... Herself
Arindol Bagchi Arindol Bagchi ... Ruksana's Father
Rekha Banerjee Rekha Banerjee ... Night Shelter Woman
Cate Blanchett ... Narrator - Haiti (voice)
Barsha Charttajee Barsha Charttajee ... Teacher
Tripti Chaudhary Tripti Chaudhary ... Sita Didi
Priyanka Chopra ... Narrator - India (voice)
Tanaji Dasgupta ... Goonda 1
Saheb Dey Saheb Dey ... Goodna 2
Said Faraj ... Sgt. Assif
Selena Gomez ... Narrator - Sierra Leone (voice)
Mona Hala Mona Hala ... Yasmine's Mother
Anne Hathaway ... Narrator - Afghanistan (voice)
Salma Hayek ... 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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Documentary | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

10x10 Girl Rising See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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[first lines]
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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Alternate Versions

Another version of this title was made for India under the title 'Girl Rising India: Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi' and was released in 2015. This version used Indian stars instead of Hollywood stars. See more »

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As the Dawn Rises
Performed by Dengue Fever
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Great message, poor documentary
6 August 2017 | by vsd324See 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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