The film uses stories to highlight the transformative power of education for girls in the developing world. The statistics on “girls” in the developing world as a systemic issue are often grim—66 million school-age girls are not in school, 494 million girls over age 15 cannot read or write, 33 million fewer girls than boys are in primary school worldwide, to name a few—but the film focuses on individual girls’ stories in a moving and inspirational way. Each story combines elements of truth and imagination to convey the film’s message. Discussion led by Jennifer Utrata (CSOC) and John Woodward (EDUC) immediately following the film. Here’s the trailer: http://girlrising.com/#trailers-scenes-clips.
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