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07

Apr
2014

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By Rachael Benjamin

GR takes center stage at WITW

On 07, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In News, Uncategorized | By Rachael Benjamin

Once again, The DocGroup’s Girl Rising brought down the house at the Women in the World Summit in NYC.

This year, Senna from Peru brought her powerful poetry to Lincoln Center. Take a moment and watch the fearless performance that brought the audience to their feet.

Senna was joined onstage by Get Lit poet, Marquesha Babers, who performed her poem inspired by Senna’s warrior spirit.

18

Feb
2014

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By Rachael Benjamin

Homeland Confusion in DC

On 18, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In News, Uncategorized | By Rachael Benjamin

Homeland Confusion premiered on Capitol Hill last week for former and current Congressional and homeland security officials.

Produced for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the film examines a key unfulfilled recommendation of the 9/11 Commission: streamlining Congressional oversight of homeland security. Homeland Confusion exposes how Congressional inaction has left the US more vulnerable to terrorist threats and fragmented authority hinders the department’s core mission – keeping Americans safe.

Learn more about the film here.

18

Feb
2014

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Girl Rising Home Edition DVD is here

On 18, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In News, Uncategorized | By Rachael Benjamin

After months of anticipation, the Girl Rising Home Edition DVD is now available  to order! Bring home the stories of nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world and fighting for their right to be educated.

Purchase the DVD or download the film today!

And don’t forget the Educator’s Edition. It includes exclusive video content and a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide designed for upper elementary, middle and high school, and university levels.

Order here!

18

Mar
2014

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March Madness: GR Style

On 18, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In News, Uncategorized | By Rachael Benjamin

The DocGroup’s Girl Rising is in the midst of a month long celebration supporting girls’ rights. With nearly 400 successful events already behind us – and a goal of 1,000 by month’s end – Girl Rising continues to build momentum and inspire action for girls all across the world!

For example, on International Women’s Day, women from 12 different grassroots organizations in 12 different countries collaborated by hosting  Girl Rising screenings and Google+ Hangouts during the first ever Girl-Rise-a-thon 12 hour marathon!

It’s not too late to register your own event!

To learn more about Girl Rising, click here.

22

Nov
2013

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By Jessie Fairbanks

Fifty years ago today, 3 shots were fired…

On 22, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In News | By Jessie Fairbanks

No other murder in history has produced as much speculation or persistent conspiracy theories as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Many Americans still find it hard to believe that a seemingly inconsequential man, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone killed someone as consequential as JFK. What really happened fifty years ago at Dealey Plaza? The Documentary Group’s documentary The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy separates fact from fiction to get to the truth. To learn more click here. 

09

Jan
2014

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Girl Rising Educator’s Edition

On 09, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In News, Uncategorized | By Rachael Benjamin

The Girl Rising educator’s edition of the film is now available to order.  It includes exclusive video content and a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide designed for upper elementary, middle and high school, and university levels.

The girls of Girl Rising want to be students; with the Girl Rising Educator’s Edition, they’ve become teachers.

Spread the word … bring Girl Rising to your schools, and your children’s schools.  Place your order now.

15

Nov
2013

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By Jessie Fairbanks

The Documentary Group’s Tom Yellin to present at DOC NYC

On 15, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In News | By Jessie Fairbanks

The Documentary Group’s President and Executive Producer, Tom Yellin will speak on a panel today at DOC NYC. Presented by Dan Cogan (Impact Partners), the panel will address the recent trend of documentary filmmakers acting as news journalists (e.g. Laura Poitras on Edward Snowden; The Invisible War on sex abuse in the military). Joined by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) and writer Philip Gourevitch (The New Yorker), Tom and Dan will explore the idea of doc filmmakers as the new source of breaking news.

The panel is free to attend! To find out more about DOC NYC click here.

15

Nov
2013

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By Jessie Fairbanks

Girl Rising excels in school

On 15, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In News | By Jessie Fairbanks

How does a teacher engage students for whom success seems beyond reach? One passionate teacher used Girl Rising: read her blog post here. The Documentary Group’s Girl Rising is not only a film and a movement for girls’ education: it’s a free school curriculum, available to upper elementary, middle and high schools. The girls of Girl Rising want only to be students. With the Girl Rising curriculum, they become teachers.
Bring Girl Rising – the film or the curriculum – to your community. For more information, click here.