Rabat - We Will Rise: a CNN film looking to showcase the achievements of girls all around the world in overcoming various challenges and achieve and education.
Rabat – We Will Rise: a CNN film looking to showcase the achievements of girls all around the world in overcoming various challenges and achieve and education.
With an all-star backing from Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Frida Pinto and Isha Sesay, the CNN film looks to highlight women and girl’s achievements in all parts of the globe.
According to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), there are over 62 million girls who are not in school getting a sufficient education. As girls grow into adolescence, it becomes harder for them to continue in their educational career, due to various socio-economic and also family pressures. Various studies have shown the importance of the education of girls; it leads to lower rates of infant mortality, increased GDP and it increases economic security for families. With this in mind, it is critical that all girls receive equal opportunities to study and to pursue their educational career to a higher level of they so wish, just as their male counterparts.
We are honoured to have the contributions of the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, and our own Isha Sesay, for this inspirational film,” said Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President of Talent and Content Development for CNN Worldwide. “These dynamic and accomplished women, each long-committed to the transformative nature of girls’ empowerment, amplify incredible stories of success despite challenges. We are delighted to share this hopeful film with our global audience.”
Visiting various countries, the group met with dozens of girls who shared with them their hopes and dreams for the future. Making a stop in Marrakech, the First Lady, Streep, Pinto and Sesay met schoolgirls and empowered them to continue on with their education.
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Education Girls Around the World, featuring Meryl Streep, Frida Pinto an Isha Sesay, is directed by Tony Gerber and produced by Martha Adams, Beth Osisek, and Gerber of The Documentary Group.