We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World Premieres on CNN
This special one-hour film takes a journey with Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay to meet a group of girls in Liberia and Morocco who face immense barriers to get an education.
In 2013, The Documentary Group’s film ‘Girl Rising’ journeyed around the globe to witness the power of girls education to change the world. Since then, Michelle Obama launched the “Let Girls Learn” initiative to address the range of challenges that prevent 62 million girls around the world from attaining a quality education. We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World provides a unique up-close look at these challenges, and the stories of the extraordinary girls who overcome them.
Across the country, millions tuned in to We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World. The film is available on-demand via CNNgo and across CNN’s mobile platforms, cable and satellite systems.
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World was directed by Tony Gerber, and produced by Martha Adams, Beth Osisek, and Tony Gerber. Courtney Sexton, Vice President of Content Development for CNN Films, is the supervising producer. The executive producers are Amy Entelis of CNN Worldwide and Tom Yellin of The Documentary Group and Girl Rising.