Girl Rising (2013)
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10x10 is a social action organization seeking educational equality for underprivileged girls across the globe. Director Richard Robbins tells the moving stories of several of these girls, with help from some of the most recognizable female voices of today.
|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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