About the Film

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

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Host a Screening

Millions have already experienced Girl Rising around the world, but we’re always seeking new members in our movement to educate and empower girls.

Through International Women’s Day 2017, we have waived the license fee for Girl Rising screenings. We ask that you gather your community together and gather donations in support of Girl Rising’s programs and girl-centered non-profits in your local community.

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Want to screen the film, but not sure where to start? Find your answer with our Screenings FAQs and toolkits.


Watch the Film

Bring the stories of Girl Rising to your home. Watching Girl Rising is a great way to raise visibility for girls, spread the word, gain knowledge, and give the movement personal meaning.

Even better? Your purchase fuels the Girl Rising movement and helps us spread the message that educating girls will change the world.

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If you are looking to access Girl Rising with subtitles, please click here for the International Digital Download.

Note: This individual purchase does not grant public performance rights, including classroom screenings. If you would like to host a screening outside of your home, please visit our screenings page for more information. For home screenings, our film is also available on Amazon Prime and iTunes in select countries!


Watch Senna's Story

Meet Senna, Girl Rising’s fearless champion from Peru. Now you can see her chapter of the film plus exciting footage from Senna’s life today and a behind-the-scenes chat with renowned writer Marie Arana.

Join our community today – then watch and share Senna’s amazing story!

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

From the team that brought you Girl Rising comes another film about the power of girls' education. We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World debuted on CNN Films for International Day of the Girl 2016.

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