Girl Rising

Girl Rising

Co-presented by Equality Now

Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins’ Girl Rising spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Journeying around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit, Girl Rising demonstrates the power of education. Each story is written by a writer from her native country and narrated by actresses including Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, and Meryl Streep. Also featuring Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson, and original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Lorne Balfe. (2013, Dir. R. E. Robbins, 101 min.)

Introduction and post-screening Q&A with Judith Bruce, chair of the Adolescent Girls' Legal Defense Fund Advisory Board at Equality Now and senior associate and policy analyst with the Population Council's Poverty, Gender, and Youth program.

Trailer for Girl Rising


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.