MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – There will be a screening of “Girl Rising,” a documentary about overcoming odds and empowering women, for Mount Vernon High School students.
The film will be shown by Lolita Greene, a guidance counselor at the high school. The documentary tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face – and overcome – a series of obstacles so they can continue their education.
Faatima Campbell, who helped arrange the screening, said that it is an important film for girls to watch.
“The stories take the audience around the world, to learn about girls who are striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits and demonstrating the extraordinary strength of the human spirit to overcome the odds,” she said.
The film was created by 10x10, an international campaign to educate and empower females. Each story is narrated by famous actresses, including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Alicia Keys.
The screening will be held on Friday after school for all interested parties.
“This movie carries a powerful message,” Campbell added. “If we educate girls, we can change the future of some 66 million girls around the world who today only dream of going to school.”
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