Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ADB Youth Dialogue: "Girl Rising" Movie Screening

Wazzup Pilipinas!

In support of the UN International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), ADB partnered with Plan International Philippines, Intel Philippines, and WEF Global Shapers Manila Hub in hosting the “ADB Youth Dialogue: Girl Rising Screening.”

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising "spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl -- and the world." This film tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by renowned actresses such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

Organized regularly, ADB Youth Dialogues strengthen youth participation in policy discourse and enhance partnerships between ADB, civil society organizations (CSO’s), and youth-led CSO’s as important stakeholders of Asia’s continuing development.

October 11, Friday at 4 pm at the Asian Development Bank in Mandaluyong.

The stories of these girls will touch you, teach you, inspire you, and hopefully change you. Sign up here to get a free pass:

Girl Rising is distributed by CNN Films and Gathr, an innovative demand-based theatrical distributor. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez 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.

To everyone who's availing of this opportunity, please don't forget to REGISTER HERE:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY. This is strictly required by ADB and shall serve as your security pass. The organizers won't be able to facilitate non-registered attendees/walk-ins during the event. Thank you and see you all on Friday!

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