Girl Rising and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative have combined forces to raise awareness about the 62 million girls around the world who aren’t in school.
Join us – and President Obama, Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, Beyoncé, Big Bird and thousands more – by uploading your photo and message to #62MillionGirls digital yearbook. Find out how here. Read more…
Cartel Land has nabbed the top spot on iTunes in the Documentary category – just a few weeks into its release!
The tale of drugs, violence and vigilantes on both sides of the US/Mexican border has been seen in theaters and at festivals … and now you can see it on-demand in your own home.
After a successful opening in Mexico, Cartel Land hit theaters across the US this week. Be sure to check out when and where the film is playing near you!
Missed The Homefront on PBS this week? Now you can stream the full film online at pbs.org! DVDs including bonus interviews and materials are also available for purchase. You can place your order via shoppbs.org.
Yesterday, President and Mrs. Obama announced an expansion of the government’s Let Girls Learn initiative – and Girl Rising was there! We are proud to be partnering with the Obamas, the Peace Corps, and others in this movement to educate and empower girls around the world. We’re thrilled about the opportunity to do more of what Girl Rising does best: raise awareness and spark action through storytelling.
We are THRILLED to announce that Cartel Land took home the Best Director: US Documentary award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as well as the Special Jury Award for Cinematography. Huge congratulations to director Matthew Heineman and to our amazing team.
Congratulations to all winners at this year’s festival!
The Homefront, a two-hour documentary special for PBS, is scheduled to air on May 25, 2015. This revealing series of intimate portraits of America’s military families will share stories of pride, patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.
Click here for more information and a reminder to tune in this Memorial Day.
Since its 2013 launch, Girl Rising has reached hundreds of millions of people around the world with the simple, powerful message that educating girls will change the world.
Now, we’re taking everything we’ve learned to a country of 1.2 billion people. Girl Rising is bringing the campaign for girls’ education to India!
To stay up to date on our Indian release and campaign launch, visit girlrising.com.