GIRL RISING Screening + Discussion
SIFF organizes and hosts this Academy Award-nominated film directed by Richard E. Robbins. ‘Girl Rising’ journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
DATE: 3/9/14 | TIME: 12 pm
LOCATION: SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
- RITA EGRARI, PHD | MONA FOUNDATION DIRECTOR OF THE PNW REGIONAL OFFICE
- NINA KIM HANSON, PHD | ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY AND LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
- LYNDSEY WILSON | HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY PROGRAM MANAGER
CO-PRESENTERS: HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY, GLOBAL WASHINGTON, WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL, JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SEATTLE & HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY UW
ABOUT FILM: Co-produced by Seattle’s own Vulcan Productions and featuring narration by Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Chloe Moretz, Priyanka Chopra, and more, Girl Rising spotlights these unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances, and captures their dreams, their voices, and their remarkable lives.