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Special showing of ‘Girl Rising’ on Thursday, March 21

weston-girl-risingA new documentary film, Girl Rising, journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising spotlights the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. It captures their dreams, their voices, and their remarkable lives.

By special request, a one-time screening of Girl Rising is scheduled at the AMC Loews Danbury movie theater on Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased and printed out by visiting http://gathr.us/screening/1322. A trailer of the movie is also available there.

A portion of ticket proceeds go to girls’ education programs around the world.

In Girl Rising, each girl’s story is transformed for the screen by an acclaimed writer from her native country: Marie Arana from Peru; Edwidge Danticat from Haiti; Mona Eltahawy from Egypt; Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone; Zarghuna  Kargar from Afghanistan; Maaza Mengiste from Ethiopia; Sooni Taraporevala from India; Manjushree Thapa from Nepal; and Loung Ung from Cambodia.

Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and other celebrated actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy  Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.

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