A challenging and inspirational film demonstrating the life-changing power of education will be screened by the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith University’s South Bank campus on Friday (December 12).
‘Girl Rising’ spotlights the lives of nine girls growing up in different parts of the developing world, from Nepal to Haiti, from Cambodia to Afghanistan, and tells their individual stories through the voices of renowned actors like Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson and Cate Blanchett.
The documentary-film presents the harsh realities encountered by girls around the world, and the positive impact that education has on their future lives.
The ‘Girl Rising’ event at Griffith Film School brings the curtain down on a year of intense outreach activity at APCSE, which is part of the Griffith Business School.
“Our events aim to support and promote new and innovative business models and in this case we are focusing on school as sustainable enterprise,” APCSE Director, Professor Jeremy Williams, said.
“For this screening we are working with Melbourne-based enterprise One Girl.”
Anyone interested in seeing the film can log on to Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise website for more information and details about how buy tickets, which cost $20. Proceeds go to One Girl.
The screening starts at 6pm at the Griffith Film School at Dock Street, South Brisbane.
Meryl Streep said the movie delivers tangible hope that ‘the world can be healed and helped to a better future’.
Tickets are also available through Eventbrite.