Girl Rising (2013)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for thematic material including disturbing images)|
|Genre:||Documentary, Special Interest|
|Directed By:||Richard Robbins, Richard E. Robbins, Gareth Smith, Chris Wilcha, Jenny Lee Wright|
|Written By:||Manjushree Thapa, Loung Ung, Marie Arana, Maaza Mengiste, Edwidge Danticat|
|In Theaters:||Mar 7, 2013 Limited|
|On DVD:||Mar 4, 2014|
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Critic Reviews for Girl Rising
The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness.
No one would confuse the movie with a short-story collection. But it's more ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts.
Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information.
Director Richard Robbins delights in dotting his screen with bursts of color, from a shimmering orange dress to the deep purple of a pen cap, while the stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest.
'Advocacy Cinema' has found a new, strong standard-bearer in Girl Rising; one hopes it drives the forceful change needed in our global community as powerfully as it represents a creative shift in the genre.
Audience Reviews for Girl Rising
'Girl Rising'. Powerful, deeply moving stories (some more effective) about hopes and dreams in the developing world. A much needed perspective.
What an extraordinary collection of stories! For all the girls and women in your life, take the time to watch this documentary. Knowledge is power!
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