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Release Date: 2013

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Stories of nine girls from developing countries show them overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education and change their fates.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez

Director: Richard Robbins

Genres: Documentary

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  • The idea behind Girl Rising is strikingly simple and even more strikingly imaginative. show more

  • The film's re-creations, some involving actors and some the girls themselves, aren't always successful, but the truths at their core are rock-solid. Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information. show more

  • While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures. show more

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