The critically-acclaimed film “Girl Rising” will be screened April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carmike Wynnsong 12, 4510 Kester Mill Road.
The film spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins and narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the movie is the centerpiece of 10×10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.
“Girl Rising” is being shown in hundreds of theaters around the country as a result of passionate organizers and organizations stepping up to bring the movie to their cities and towns. Triad Women of Vision, a local ministry of World Vision, is sponsoring the local screening.
“Triad Women of Vision believes in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world,” said Valerie Glass, co-chair of Triad Women of Vision. “By bringing ‘Girl Rising’ to Winston-Salem, we are trying to show our community the impact education can have on girls’ lives around the globe. We hope to encourage film viewers to consider ways they can actively do something to help educate girls, either through child sponsorship, or perhaps in other ways inspired by the film.”
There will be opportunities at the screening for those who want to learn more or get more involved with this issue.
“Girl Rising is about the world-changing power of educating girls,” said Holly Gordon, executive director of 10×10. “I am incredibly moved by the hundreds of individuals, businesses and organizations who have stepped up to bring this important film to movie theaters and communities around the country. ‘Girl Rising’ is the centerpiece of our global campaign, and these organizers are the foundation. Together, they are driving transformative change, one community at a time.”
Tickets are $10 each and must be reserved by contacting TriadWomenofVision@gmail.com.