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LONG Métrage | 2013
Girl Rising
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Support : DVD
Durée : 101 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire


Un long métrage innovant qui montre comment le pouvoir de l’éducation peut transformer une fille et le monde.
Avec 9 enfants un peu partout des pays en développement, chacune couplée à une écrivaine primée qui met en récit leurs mots (Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala; Aminatta Forna,…) et des actrices de renommée prêtent elles leur voix (Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez,…).

Réalisateur : Richard E. Robbins

USA, 2013, Documentaire, 1h41mins


An innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world.

The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they’re able to break barriers and create change. Written by Seventeen Magazine

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

Director: Richard E. Robbins

USA, 2013, Documentary, 1hr41mins

Prod: Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions and Intel Corporation

Girl Rising is distributed by CNN Films and Gathr, an innovative demand-based theatrical distributor. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Cate Blanchett, and other A-list actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.

The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian « pavement-dweller » whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls’ stories, each in it’s style, and all with profound resonance.

These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

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