San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Girl Rising Film Screening and Discussion
with Producers Holly Gordon and Kayce Jennings
UBS Financial Services
1285 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st and 52nd Street),14th Floor – Auditorium 9,10,11
Please note: attendees must show ID to enter the UBS building.
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Film Starts: 6:15 PM
Girl Rising is a critically acclaimed and groundbreaking film, which chronicles the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine different parts of the world, has evolved into a global action campaign for girls' education. It celebrates the strength of the human spirit and showcases the dynamic power of education. These brave girls, who experience various injustices, such as child slavery, physical abuse and arranged marriages, overcome their odds and rise as symbols of hope and inspiration.
Following the film, a panel with Holly Gordon, Kayce Jennings and moderated by Joya Dass will discuss Girl Rising.
Holly Gordon is Executive Director and Executive Producer of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, a global movement for girls’ education. As Executive Director, Holly sets strategy and leads the campaign. She is also an Executive Producer for the film of same name, at the center of the movement, Girl Rising. Holly was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women in 2013 and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact in 2013. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising movement the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012.
Kayce Freed Jennings is the Senior Producer of 10×10 and the Executive Vice President of the Documentary Group. She has extensive experience in both television news and documentaries. DocGroup was founded in 2006 by the core members of Peter Jennings Productions following the death of legendary broadcaster Peter Jennings, Kayce's late husband. They began working together in the early 1980s and founded PJ Productions in 2002. Previously, she spent 20 years at ABC News, covering international and national news and producing for virtually every broadcast in the network news division.
For the last 15 years, Joya Dass has been a business anchor for major networks including CNN, ABC, Bloomberg, NY1 News and CBS. Her production company, Avenue Media, was engaged by the Rockefeller Foundation and is currently producing a series of mini-documentaries about their philanthropic work in their Centennial year. In November 2009, she also began directing and producing social justice documentaries. First Sight tackles the issue of curable blindness in children in India and is her first feature-length film. www.firstsightthefilm.com
The film screening and panel discussion will be followed by a light reception at UBS.
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