Saint Basil Academy and Haldane Show Girl Rising May 10

Portion of proceeds support girls’ programs around the world

Saint Basil Academy, in partnership with Haldane High School, launches the EMPOWER Film Series with a screening of Girl Rising. This film spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances, capturing their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. The EMPOWER film series, founded by Saint Basil student Samantha Kapsas and Saint Basil senior staff member Rebecca Pearsall, aims to raise public awareness on human rights while inspiring the community to make a difference on the grassroots and global levels.

Film still from Ruksana's Story in Girl Rising (Photo by Kiran Reddy/Ten Times Ten LLC)

Film still from Ruksana’s Story in Girl Rising (Photo by Kiran Reddy/Ten Times Ten LLC)

The film will be screened at Saint Basil Academy, 79 Saint Basil Road in Garrison, on Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins and narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the movie is at the center of, a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

A portion of Girl Rising ticket sales go to support girls’ programs around the world through the 10×10 Fund for Girls’ Education. The fund is distributed to 10×10’s network of nonprofit partners: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, UNICEF and World Vision.

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