I got an email about the Girl Rising Documentary today. Check it out. Super important.
Aidan has a soccer game in K-ville on March 10th, but I am committed to making it back to Chapel Hill to see the screening. I wish Samantha was a bit older so she could come with me.
The screening of this must see – educational and powerful film — Girl Rising — will be at the Regal Timberlyne 6 at 5:00pm on Sunday, March 10th. Tickets are $10.00 each. The movie will begin promptly with a moderated discussion to follow. The film tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on their path to the basic right to an education.
You can watch the trailer here: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/.
We think this is a perfect opportunity to introduce this sensitive subject to both boys and girls — 6th grade and above. While addressed delicately, please be aware that topics related to human trafficking and rape are in the film so use your judgment about appropriateness for your children. The film has been rated for ages 12 and up. A knowledgeable facilitator, Leila Hessini, will lead a discussion after the film. Here’s a little info about Leila:
Leila Hessini is Director of Community Mobilization and Youth Leadership at Ipas and board chair of the Global Fund for Women. She has worked on women’s human rights issues – including girls’ and women’s education, empowerment and leadership – for over twenty years. Leila’s global experience is informed by extensive residency in Egypt, Morocco, France and the United States and engagement with women’s human rights advocates in over 40 countries. Leila serves as advisor to the Urgent Action Fund and to the Center for Women’s Leaderships’ 16th days of activism against gender-based violence. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights coordinated out of the Philippines.
In addition to the moderated discussion, we plan to provide any teacher interested with professionally developed curriculum which supports the film. Both teachers from Smith and Phillips have expressed interest in the film. Please plan to attend with your child(ren). Our goal is to help spread a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund non-profit partners who operate girls’ education initiatives around the world. Simply seeing the film has a direct impact on the lives of young women who don’t have access to education.