Central Bucks West Girl Up Club Screens ‘Girl Rising’
November 25th, 2013
The Central Bucks West Girl Up Club is bringing the film Girl Rising to the Warrington Crossing Theater on December 23rd – but they need your help!
Girl Up is a United Nations campaign for American girls to help others like themselves in developing countries. The campaign aims to “raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest to reach adolescent girls.” CB West rose to meet this challenge when they established their club earlier this school year.
The film Girl Rising is the story of 9 remarkable girls from around the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. However, the power of education allows them to break through these barriers.
There is 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’s story is written by a respected author from her native country. The narrators include Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, and Salma Hayek.
Watch the trailer here!
Girl Rising has sparked a movement of “grassroots global action campaign for girls’ education power by girls, women, boys and men around the world who stand for equality.”
It is a great film to bring family and friends to, and will leave you inspired for the holidays. The screening will take place at 7:30p.m. on Monday, December 23rd at the Warrington Crossing Theater. We need 85 reservations in order to host the screening!
To attend the event, please reserve your ticket online at our Gathr page.
About the Contributor: Katy Ma is a senior at Central Bucks High School West. She is passionate about activism and using social media for good. Currently, she’s involved with Givology, a nonprofit that funds education projects worldwide, and SPARK, an organization that mobilizes against the sexualization of women in the media.