Written May 26, 2016
This movie is powerfully moving and uplifting in that it challenges those of us who are so very lucky to become involved somehow to try to make things better for all girls who have very little hope. Take your daughters definitely, but also take your sons. They need to see what hell so many girls have to survive because of men. Hopefully they will come out of the movie feeling that they must be part of the solution to give these young women a vista of opportunities wherever they live.
Written June 30, 2016
"Girl Rising" is very powerful in that it enables us to enter the daily lives of 9 exceptional young women. It portrays the courage it takes for an increasing number of women to stand for freedom to shape their own destinies despite age old cultural messages that tell them they are not persons, but property. It repeats over and over the beneficial effects for our planet of educating girls with appropriate statistics. And it shows that there are some men that are working to end the subjugation and marginalization of women. It's also very strategic to educate and empower women. When we have equal voice we naturally direct our energy towards ending hunger, poverty and injustice. I'm grateful to the outstanding producers, directors, actors, screen writers, cinematographers and cinema owners who collaborated to show this film in theatres across the country and would like to know if it will be shown in schools and other venues.
Written January 24, 2017
I have 2 sisters, 1 older 1 younger. Because of the way my elder sister took care of me and my other 2 siblings, I wished for a daughter 3 times! I wasn't fortunate to have any, I got 3 sons. I am regarded a special with my mother and relatives, they says I'm a boy producer?! My 3 sons are handsome young boys! Daughter are special, beautiful and without females no one would be born! It amazes me how some cultures TODAY still treat females! My mother is still alive, we have very special relationship as well as my sisters! I did ride through the emotional roller coaster of confusion, sadness, anger and happiness!
Very well done!
Written April 28, 2017
This was so empowering. I wish I had seen something like this when I was a young girl. I loved hearing their stories and how they overcame such incredible odds. It was fascinating to see where they live, the people, the clothing, the atmosphere. Beautiful stories, and beautiful movie. Plelase go see this!
Written July 29, 2016
Heartfelt gratitude for including Haiti in this film. This is a must see for all mothers and fathers around the world. Hopefully, the release can reach a larger target area!