On the 22nd of June 2013,international news network, CNN premiered the film about girls who have chose to pursue their dreams against all odds.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, the film is titled Girl Rising. Featuring voice performances by Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett (Haiti), Anne Hathaway (Afghanistan), Meryl Streep (Ethiopia), Salma Hayek (Peru), Chloë Moretz (Egypt), Selena Gomez (Sierra Leone) and Kerry Washington (Nepal).
Girl Rising tells the story of several girls across the world who have fought all the odds to realize their dreams of getting an education. Just like the Pakistani education for girls advocate, Malala Yousafzai, these girls have shown a certain strength of character and will in their quest for getting their rights acknowledged.
Spanning across nations like Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Peru and Sierra Leone the film is inspiring and educating.