Saturday, 19 April 2014

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"Girl Rising", by Richard Robbins

Screened on 23 September  18:30 - 21:00

Runtime: 101'

girl rising coverpic"Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. These girls face arranged marriages, child slavery and other hearth-breaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. "

With special guest:

Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands - UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development

Followed by a Q&A with:

  • Ms. Karen Schroh - Global Partnership for Education
  • Ms Marietje Schaake - Member of the European Parliament
  • Véronique Lorenzo - Head of Unit, Health, Education, Research & Culture, EuropeAid 

The film is organised in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office and Representation to the EU.


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Handout for the event pdf (to be published soon)

Girl Rising - Trailer

Screened in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands - UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development

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