I have recently been introduced to the film Girl Rising which will be released in March. This film spotlights 9 incredible and unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to 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.
These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers.
A friend is working hard to bring a screening to San Francisco on March 12th. Please help support her efforts by buying a ticket if you are in the San Francisco/Bay Area: https://gathr.us/screening/984
Visit www.girlrising.com to learn more about the film and how you can bring a screening to your hometown.