The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force chapters of Santa Clarita Valley is expected to host a special screening of “Girl Rising,” a noteworthy film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins on Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m at the Hart High School auditorium.
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The documentary follows the stories of nine extraordinary girls from different countries which include Cambodia, India, Egypt, Peru, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Sierra-Leone. The girls’ stories expose the obstacles faced by countless young girls who are denied access to education.
These girls must be courageous in striving to bring forth change to not only their lives, but also to the communities in which they live. In addition to the remarkable girls in the film, contemporary celebrated actresses narrate “Girl Rising.” These noteworthy actresses include Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Chloë Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and Meryl Streep.
“The Student Task Force would encourage the general public to attend this screening on International Day of the Girl in order to bring awareness of the inequality many women face worldwide. 66,000,000 girls are denied access to education and this film advocates the need for human education,” said Nancy Navarian- Medina, Human Rights Watch Student Task Force program advisor.
This special event marks the launch of the HRW Student Task Force’s campaign to raise awareness about the universal right to education for all children and the need to ensure that children have access to safe schools worldwide. Follow up events will take place on November 1 at the Valencia Library, November 15 at the Canyon Country Library and on December 7 at the Newhall Library. Information will be posted on the Santa Clarita Library website with details of these upcoming events.
The screening is expected to be held at the Hart High School Auditorium at 24825 N. Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita.
There is a suggested donation of $5 per ticket.
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Source: Santa Clarita News