From Academy Award nominated director Richard Robbins comes an unforgettable feature film about the power of education. Featuring 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries – whose stories are told by 9 celebrated writers and voiced by 9 renowned actresses.
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, and Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams.
These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they face 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, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising and you will see: one girl with courage is a revolution.
Watch the Girl Rising Trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsvklXhYaE&feature=player_embedded
Panel discussions will follow the 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm screenings. Parking is available in Lot 5. For a map of campus, please visit: http://www.canyons.edu/offices/PIO/keyinfo/ValenciaCampusMap.asp
***To ensure your place at the screening, please be seated at least 10 minutes before the screening is to begin. If you would like to attend a showing that is sold out, there will be a standby line that will be seated if those with reservations are not present 10 minutes before the showing.
When & Where
Humanities Division, College of the Canyons
The Humanities Division at College of the Canyons is home to creative and dynamic faculty teaching innovative and relevant courses. Students who study Humanities at COC grow to understand their value as individuals in the world and the values we collectively hold as a human society.