Girl Rising
Girl Rising (2013)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 7, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The approach may have a distracting, overly fancy, diluting quality to it, but attention must nevertheless be paid to this film's basic theme.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

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.

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Simon Foster

'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.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Powerful docu explains why all girls need an education.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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."

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'Girl Rising'. Powerful, deeply moving stories (some more effective) about hopes and dreams in the developing world. A much needed perspective.