Screening of “Girl Rising”

Posted on 11 June 2014

By Genevieve Kotz

Sag Harbor Girl Scout Troop 413 will screen the film “Girl Rising” at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre on Friday, June 13, at 3:30 p.m.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, “Girl Rising” tells the stories of nine girls from around the world and the barriers they overcome to receive an education. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and others narrate the 2013 film.

Girl Rising is also a global movement based on the film, which promotes investing in girls and their education with the idea that educating a girl can break a cycle of poverty in just one generation.

Following the film, there will be a moderated discussion led by educator Lea Abrams. Ms. Abrams, who has taught at the Sag Harbor Elementary School and the Ross School, is now a teacher at the Spence School in New York City.

There is a suggested $5 donation and the film is recommended for ages 12 and up. All proceeds will go to the Girl Rising Fund. For more information on the movie, visit www.girlrising.com.

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