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.
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.
Look out for more information and a reminder to tune in this Memorial Day.
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!
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.
“Everything about Cartel Land is stunning” writes Adam Chitwood in his review for Collider.com. And audiences agree – Cartel Land sold out every screening at Sundance! Read Chitwood’s full review here and be sure to check out director/producer Matt Heineman’s interview with Men’s Journal.
WE MADE IT! Cartel Land premiered in competition today at Sundance! See why the Sundance Institute calls CARTEL LAND “brilliant, dangerous, provocative.” Join our mailing list and stay up to date on news and upcoming screenings.
We are thrilled that CARTEL LAND has been selected to premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Those of you going to Sundance, check out the schedule here. The rest of you – stay tuned for information on where and when you can see it.
It has been nearly two months since gunmen stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted more than 200 girls. They are still missing.
The DocGroup’s Girl Rising has been at the forefront of the call to action, activating a social media call to #BringBackOurGirls. To date, Girl Rising has raised $25,000+ for girls’ education in Nigeria, with funds going to KIND, a non-profit based in Lagos.
We will continue to alert our supporters of major updates relating to the missing girls and the search efforts. Read more…