UofL to screen ‘Girl Rising,’ film depicting importance of education for girls worldwide


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will offer three, free screenings of “Girl Rising,” a new film about the power of educating girls for positive social change.

    Directed by Academy Award-nominated Richard Robbins, the film spotlights young women from Nepal, Peru, Haiti, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India and Cambodia as they overcome obstacles in pursuit of an education.

    Actresses Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek, Cate Blanchett and Selena Gomez narrate the film. The film’s trailer can be viewed on YouTube.

    The PG-13-rated film is part of a social action campaign by 10×10 to promote the need for educating girls worldwide. It runs 100 minutes and is recommended for people age13 and up.

    “Girl Rising” will be shown at UofL’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Belknap Campus, as follows:

    Brandy Warren
    Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.