Girl Rising – Documentary Trailer

The wave of impressive documentaries continues to surprise us. This documentary, highlighting the struggles of girls all around the world, looks moving and creative.

9 unforgettable girls—striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits—spotlighted in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. With stories by 9 celebrated writers, voiced by 9 renowned actresses including Meryl Streep and Salma Hayek, Girl Rising introduces Sokha, an orphan who rises from a Cambodian dump to become a star pupil; Suma, who writes music to endure forced servitude in Nepal; Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own needs for her dreams; and 6 other heroines. The girls are unique, but the obstacles they face are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls in the world who dream of going to school, what they want most is to be students. Now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Freida Pinto, Liam Neeson, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchette, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek, Chloë Mortez, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys lend their voices to the cause.