SWAN Day Screening + Talk: Girl Rising
NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, WAM, and HerFlix are presenting a free screening of the documentary Girl Rising at the SVA Theater, in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.
After the screening, stay for a conversation with Tara Abrahams (10x10 Deputy Director) and Kayce Freed Jennings (Senior Producer, 10x10, and EVP, DocGroup).
From Oscar-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the film spotlights the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. It captures their dreams, their voices, and their remarkable lives. Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, and other celebrated actors contribute voice performances to the film. By sharing their personal journeys, the girls of Girl Rising become our teachers.
Girl Rising is at the center of 10×10, a social action campaign that uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: Educating girls in developing nations will change the world.
Sponsored by Dan Ladner, UBS Wealth Management
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Feb. 14, 2014