Ivy Film Festival to screen “Girl Rising”

While the Avon continues to squeeze the life out of Quartet, The Ivy Film festival will be showcasing yet another unreleased, buzz-worthy film this week. Girl Rising is the powerful story of nine different girls from nine different countries that fight for an education in the face of adversity. Faced with arranged marriages, child slavery, and other tragic injustices, the girls see education as a way to escape and change their oppressive living conditions. Wednesday night’s 6:30 screening will consist of a segment of the film focusing on one of the girls’ story.

Girl Rising is the project of 10×10, a social action campaign aiming to communicate the importance of educating girls in developing nations. It focuses its message around the feature film, which, helmed by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, promises to be well-executed and thought-provoking.

After the segment’s screening, Holly Gordon ’93 (executive producer of 10×10) will speak about the film and her work. She’ll surely share some enlightening thoughts, but if that’s not enough to entice you over to Metcalf Auditorium, watch the trailer below, complete with a Bon Iver cover and somber voice-overs. It’s not often that tears are shed at a sneak peak, but I’d bet on this one getting emotional.

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