Girl Rising
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10x10 is a social action organization seeking educational equality for underprivileged girls across the globe. Director Richard Robbins tells the moving stories of several of these girls, with help from some of the most recognizable female voices of today.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Director Richard Robbins delights in dotting his screen with bursts of color, from a shimmering orange dress to the deep purple of a pen cap, while the stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"The approach may have a distracting, overly fancy, diluting quality to it, but attention must nevertheless be paid to this film's basic theme."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"No one would confuse the movie with a short-story collection. But it's more ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"'Advocacy Cinema' has found a new, strong standard-bearer in Girl Rising; one hopes it drives the forceful change needed in our global community as powerfully as it represents a creative shift in the genre."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"Powerful docu explains why all girls need an education."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"While some of the films are more successful than others, they all show the power of engagement and education, of looking at the world and its problems, as one story put it, in a way "that makes the achievable seem doable.""
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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