The U.S. Agency for International Development's Girl Rising Partnership in India will use the power of the film Girl Rising to increase public dialogue on gender and education issues to encourage community-level interventions to help improve girls’ education. Girl Rising is a film that uses the power of storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: educating girls is one of the smartest investments we can make to reduce extreme poverty. The partnership is a collaboration among USAID, 10x10, Intel Corporation, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Vulcan Productions, and Pearson Foundation. Additionally, Cable News Network (CNN) is the Girl Rising international television distribution partner. All partners are working to raise awareness and change attitudes and behaviors relating to girls education.
Girl Rising is a powerful and innovative feature film by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, which highlights the stories of nine girls born into difficult circumstances. Girls featured include Ruksana, an Indian pavement-dweller whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams; Sokha, an orphan who rises from a life in a Cambodian garbage dump to become a star student and accomplished dancer; and Suma, who writes songs that help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to liberate others. By creating local-language releases of Girl Rising and follow-on teaching materials, this important public-private partnership will seek to make a difference in the lives of girls in some of the very places featured in the film.
|Location||India, South Asia|