CROSSROADS International Film & Discussion Series

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Tuesday, April 23  6:30 PM

CROSSROADS International Film and Discussion Series and Red River Theaters Presents:


Join us to travel the world and raise awareness for the need to educate girls in developing nations. A special kick-off event for the Crossroads Series.


Following film discussion with Shabana Basij-Rasikh, co-founder, head of school and managing director of SOLA ( School of Leadership, Afghanistan ) and August Thomson, a member of the 10x10 team - a social action campaign to promote girls' education, in New York City.

Tickets: $15 /General Admission

Time:  6:30PM
Location: Red River Theaters,
11 S. Main Street, Concord, NH


When women take leadership roles in their community, corruption diminishes.

When 10% more of its girls go to school, a country's GDP increases an average of 3%.

When girls receive 7 years of schooling, they marry 4 years later and have 2.2 fewer children. 

When women are educated and empowered, democracy is more likely to flourish and the conditions that promote extremism are reduced. 

Girl Rising (101 minutes) journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising 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 actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer. By sharing their personal journeys, the girls of Girl Rising become our teachers.

The film is part of a social action campaign by the non-profit 10x10, created and launched by an award-winning team of former ABC News journalists in association with The Documentary Group and Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions. They use the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world.


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