U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in Haiti this week to discuss education reform. In addition to visiting schools and meeting national leaders, Secretary Duncan met with Girl Rising’s Wadley, the girl so determined to be educated she was undaunted by the earthquake, the loss of her home and being turned away at the school doors.
The Documentary Group’s Girl Rising is not only a film and a movement for girls’ education: it’s a free school curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high schools. Bring Girl Rising – the film or the curriculum – to your community. For more information, click here.
From conferences in Zimbabwe to a talent show in Nairobi to an art exhibit in Georgia, The Documentary Group’s Girl Rising is commemorating International Day of the Girl with 2,000+ events in over 100 countries around the world.
Individuals, organizations, corporations, schools and communities are joining the monthlong celebration in support of girls.
Girl Rising is a feature film, a movement for girls’ education and a free school curriculum. You can bring Girl Rising to your community, organization or corporation. For more information, click here.
Into Harm’s Way, a feature documentary and first person chronicle, is an honest and often painful look at the shadow war casts long after the guns have fallen silent. Compelling interviews, archival footage, animated sequences and contemporary clips chronicles the experiences of the West Point Class of 1967. Members of the class poignantly share their stories about the carnage of war, the impact on their lives and the enduring bonds of brotherhood in this thought provoking documentary.
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Today, on International Day of the Girl, The Documentary Group’s Girl Rising kicks off a month-long global girl-celebration of more than 2,000 screenings and events in 158 countries on 6 continents.
An official observance of the United Nations, IDG was declared to promote awareness of and action on girls’ rights. IDG 2013 is devoted to “Innovating for Girls’ Education,” a theme Girl Rising embodies and embraces.
Girl Rising is a feature film, a global action campaign for girls’ education, and a free school curriculum. For more information, click here.
Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio has been awarded a Chris Statuette, to be presented at the 61st annual Columbus International Film and Video Festival in November. The documentary explores one of the most iconic cases in U.S. Supreme Court history – the result of one woman’s fight to ensure that the rights of all are protected.
The Constitution Project is produced in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center. To find out more about this film and the education series, click here.
Our Executive Vice President, Kayce Freed Jennings, has been published in Teach for America’s Pass the Chalk blog and on Huffington Post. In anticipation of International Day of the Girl on October 11th, Kayce discusses The Documentary Group’s film, Girl Rising, and the movement this project has ignited. Kayce’s message is simple- ‘to make the world better: educate our Daughters’. To read her article, click here.
Girl Rising, is a feature film, a global action campaign, and a free school curriculum. International Day of the Girl on October 11th promotes awareness of and action on girls’ rights issues. For more information, click here.
Internships at our New York office are filled on a rolling basis- the next start date is November 5th. Our program is open to current college students and recent graduates interested in developing their skill set and learning more about the various aspects of documentary production. Course credit can be arranged. Internships are unpaid.
If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Producer and President, Tom Yellin is attending the 34th Annual News & Doc Emmy Awards tonight on behalf of The Documentary Group. Our recent FRONTLINE special, CLIMATE OF DOUBT, has been nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story- Long Form. Good luck Tom!
CLIMATE OF DOUBT explores the inner workings of the movement that changed the debate on climate change and their recent efforts to unseat politicians who say they believe climate change is caused by human activity.