Screened on 23 September 18:30 - 21:00
"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:
The film is organised in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office and Representation to the EU.
Handout for the event (to be published soon)
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