Girl Rising at the Crandell
Girl Rising is a new hybrid documentary/feature that is at the heart of a massive social action campaign called 10x10 designed to change the world for girls (and everyone else). Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School parent Christina Lowery has been involved in the project from its inception. Girl Rising is being shown at the Crandall Theatre in Chatham on Sunday, April 14th at 3 pm. Click here to make your reservation. Christina will be on hand for a short Q&A following the screening. Visit the Girl Rising website to view the trailer of this amazing, inspiring film.
Christina writes "the whole project grew out of research we did about the most effective way to end global poverty -- a nice, small subject! The answer we ended up getting from experts in every field -- agriculture, health, HIV, human trafficking -- was the same: EDUCATE GIRLS. When you educate girls, everything changes. I know I am biased, but I have to tell you, it is a gorgeous, inspiring film about 9 amazing girls in 9 countries. Each girl was paired with a female writer from her own country who wrote about the girl's life, and the stories are then narrated by actors: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Alicia Keyes, Salma Hayek, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Chloe Moretz, and Liam Neeson, to name a few."
“Educating women and girls has the most optimistic, positive effects on families, communities, and economies worldwide. If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future!” – Meryl Streep