Documentary demonstrates the power of education
Hilliard City Schools understands the power of education and its potential to impact not only the local community, but the country and the entire global society. This is why teachers and administrators at Hilliard Bradley High School are taking action to bring screenings for both students and the entire community of this powerful documentary.
Girl Rising spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances, capturing their dreams, voices and remarkable lives. It is directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins and is narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington. The movie is the center piece of the 10×10 global campaign to educate and empower girls.
“Hilliard City Schools mission is to work in concert with family and community to empower students to thrive in the 21st Century,” said Assistant Principal Molly Walker, who is helping to organize the viewings. “This is a moving and powerful film that highlights the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world.”
“If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future,” said Meryl Streep, Academy Award-winning actress and one of the film’s narrators.
Regal Cinemas will be featuring Girl Rising nationwide April 19-25 and more than 1,700 screenings have all ready been requested around the nation to date.
Hilliard Bradley High School will host a private viewing for students at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. A community showing will take place at 7 p.m. in the schools performing arts center. Tickets to both shows are $3 and the proceeds will be donated to the 10×10 Fund for Girls’ Education. Hilliard Bradley High School is located at 2800 Walker Road in Hilliard.