Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In Most Parts of the World, When A Girl is Born...

10x10 and Nigerians Report Present the Nigerian Premiere of "Girl Rising" on Friday October 11, 2013, to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child, from 11 am at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

 Supported by United Nations Information Center, Zonta International Clubs in Nigeria, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), Kiddies and Brands Company and Silverbird Cinemas.

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 at the center of 10x10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

“If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future," said Meryl Streep, one of the film’s narrators. 

As a result of passionate organizers stepping up to captain screenings on demand in their local cinemas, more than 1,700 screenings have been requested around the U.S to date.   

I believe in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world,” said Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of Nigerians Report Online and the Nigerian Captain of Girl Rising.
“By bringing Girl Rising to Nigeria, we are showing our people a beautiful film that demonstrates the impact education can have on girls’ lives around the globe.  I am proud to be part of this revolution, among hundreds of others who are organizing global screenings.”

Girl Rising is about the world-changing power of educating girls,” said Holly Gordon, Executive Director of 10x10. “I am incredibly moved by the thousands 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.”

“It's a powerful film that has potential to inspire change in the world. If you're not moved, you're not breathing," said Alicia Keys, who also narrates the film.

A portion of Girl Rising ticket sales go to support girls’ programs around the world through the 10x10 Fund for Girls’ Education. The Fund is distributed to 10x10’s high-impact network of non-profit partners who are working on the ground: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, UNICEF, and World Vision.

Girl Rising is from the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, with strategic partner Intel Corporation and global television distribution partner CNN Films.


10x10 was founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. 10x10 is built on a foundation of partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy makers, and grassroots organizations — all working to change minds, lives, and policy. 10x10’s coalition of NGO partners include a high-impact network of champions and leaders in girls’ education. These organizations provide life-changing services to girls every day, and are among the best practitioners of their kind. 10x10’s film, Girl Rising, has been acquired by CNN Films and will be broadcast on CNN in the summer of 2013.

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