“Many thanks to Daya Trust for bringing Girl Rising to Wellington. It is the most inspiring, touching and powerful film I have seen in a long time.” – Agnes
The audience was abuzz with excitement at the opening scene of ‘Girl Rising’. Sokha, the first girl to be featured, moved like a goddess on the screen, dressed in her traditional Cambodian costume and dancing like a princess. The next moment, we were carried to a dump where two precious wee girls are sifting through the rubbish. This is how Sokha’s life started.
And we almost held our breath for the full hour and a half as Girl Rising took us through the lives of eight other girls.
Daya Trust brought the Girl Rising movie to Wellington on 22 and 24 April 2013 to encourage women to take action to improve the lives of their international sisters. Over 180 people joined us for the powerful feature-length movie and the discussions afterwards. They were impassioned to see Girl Rising shown around New Zealand, and constantly asking how to take action. It was inspiring!
We were particularly grateful to the 14 sponsors who collectively paid the distribution costs, and to the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health who hosted us for the evening. Thanks to all the generous ticket buyers we raised enough funds to pay for six months of our costs at our Girls Learning Centre in Mumbai.
Check out images from our great evenings here:
Here’s why we think you should check out a screening of Girl Rising (or arrange your own!):