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Girl Rising

by Richard Robbins

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Runtime: 101′

“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 heart-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 was organised in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office and Representation to the EU.

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