Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
508 S. Main Street, downtown Moscow
"It was incredible. Inspiring. Gorgeous. Perfect.”
Audiences love “Girl Rising!” Meet 9 girls from 9 countries - striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their remarkable lives - captured in an unforgettable feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
With stories written by renowned writers from each girl’s country and narrated by esteemed actors Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Freida Pinto and Alicia Keys. Academy Award Nominee Richard E. Robbins (Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience) directed Girl Rising. It is produced by the award-winning Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, with strategic partner Intel Corporation and distribution partner CNN Films. Rated PG-13. Visit http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/
to view a 2-min. trailer.
Athena, the professional women's association at the University of Idaho, will be hosting a welcome reception in the Kenworthy Theatre auditorium prior to the film from 5:00-7:00 pm for current Athean members, and faculty and staff interested in joining the organization. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and there will be a no-host bar.
General admission tickets are $10. To purchase tickets in advance with a credit card, please visit http://gathr.us/screening/4510
. Tickets will also be available for purchase by cash or check only at the door. A special admission rate for Student & Seniors of $3 will be available at the door. The event is a fundraiser for 10x10
, a global action campaign for girls' education.
This event is part of the City of Moscow's Inclusive Communities Week 2013, and is co-sponsored by the University of Idaho Women's Center, Office of Human Rights, Access, & Inclusion
, and the Martin Institute
; the Latah County Human Rights Task Force
; the City of Moscow's Human Rights Commission
; and the Purple Paisley Quilters
of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse