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Plan International USA to Host 10x10 Feature Film Girl Rising Screening in DC

Freida Pinto, Plan's Global Ambassador for Because I am a Girl, is one of eleven celebrity narrators.
Freida Pinto, Plan's Global Ambassador for Because I am a Girl, is one of eleven celebrity narrators.
February 21, 2013

Plan International USA, in partnership with 10x10, will host a screening of Girl Rising, the new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins.

When: Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30pm

Where: West End Cinema

2301 M St NW

Washington, D.C. 20037

Girl Rising tells the true stories of real girls striving beyond circumstance and succeeding against impossible odds. It spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving surroundings. Narrated by Freida Pinto, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington, the movie is the centerpiece of 10x10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

Each girl's story is written by a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, and Loung Ung.

As part of Plan’s global Because I am a Girl initiative, Plan International USA is working with 10x10 to raise awareness that educating and empowering girls can break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. Because I am a Girl Global Ambassador and Girl Rising narrator Freida Pinto said: "Girl Rising gives me hope. It gives me hope for the future of our girls, that they will have a chance to explore and achieve their full potential. That they will make the ignorant part of society value their existence and that they will be proud to be born a girl!"

How to register: Please visit to reserve your ticket. Tickets are $11. Proceeds will go to Plan’s Because I am a Girl marquee projects.

To view the trailer, please visit:   




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