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March 22, 2013

Demand can bring movie 'Girl Rising' to Dalton

A global movement to educate girls and change the world could come to Dalton with a screening of the film “Girl Rising,” which spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances.

To have the movie screened in Dalton, 100 people must reserve tickets by Sunday. The movie would be screened at the Carmike 12 theater on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://gathr.us/screening/2301.

“Girl Rising” is being shown in hundreds of theaters around the country as a result of organizers stepping up to captain screenings on demand in their local cinemas.  

“By bringing ‘Girl Rising’ to Dalton, I hope to show our community a beautiful film that demonstrates the impact education can have on girls’ lives around the globe,” local organizer Marianne Murry said.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins and narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the movie is the centerpiece of 10x10 (http://10x10act.org), a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

“‘Girl Rising’ is about the world-changing power of educating girls,” said Holly Gordon, executive director of 10x10. “I am incredibly moved by the hundreds of individuals, businesses and organizations who have stepped up to bring this important film to movie theaters and communities around the country. ‘Girl Rising’ is the centerpiece of our global campaign, and these organizers are the foundation. Together, they are driving transformative change one community at a time.”

A portion of “Girl Rising” ticket sales supports girls’ programs around the world through the 10x10 Fund for Girls’ Education. The fund goes to 10x10’s network of nonprofit partners and leaders in girls’ education: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, UNICEF and World Vision.

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