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The acclaimed 'Girl Rising' film is coming to the Darien Playhouse!

Middlesex Middle School & Darien High School youth group Global Girls & Guys Unite (GGU) are host a screening of the new film GIRL RISING at the Darien Playhouse at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9.

The Darien-based social organization Unite The World With Africa and its Middlesex Middle School and Darien High School youth group Global Girls & Guys Unite are proud to host a screening of the new film GIRL RISING, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is lauching to the public on the International Day of the Girl.

The movie will be shown at the Darien Playhouse, Saturday March 9th at 10:00 am. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Email anne@unitetnz.org to get yours—space is limited!

Created by 10x10act.org, GIRL RISING is the cornerstone of a global movement for girls’ education—a film to move people around the world to work together to change girls’ lives.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated Richard E. Robbins, GIRL RISING spotlights 10 stories of girls from Sierre Leone, Afghanistan, Peru, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Haiti, and Egypt who were all born into unforgiving circumstances and tells the stories of their remarkable lives. 

The film features such celebrity voices as Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, and Anne Hathaway.

Please join us! 100 percent of money raised will go to two of Unite’s partner schools in Tanzania: The Mungere Secondary School and the Tumaini Junior School.

Here at Unite our commitment is to do everything we can to advance education for girls and children in need across East Africa by working with and supporting our trusted Partners. We agree with the wise words from 10x10act.org:

“Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And, yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.Removing barriers to girls’ education—such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, school fees—means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for all.”

Asante sana 10×10. May we ALL stand up and join this exciting and most necessary movement!

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