Between 2010 and 2012, Hanuman Films worked on Girl Rising, a feature-length documentary telling the stories of 9 girls spread across 9 different countries in the developing world. Girl Rising will be screened at Meta House on Friday 11 October.
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Actresses include Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Alicia Keys. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Explore the film in detail at girlrising.com
The Cambodia section of the film was penned by writer Luong Ung, author of First They Killed My Father, and someone Hanuman has collaborated with on several projects over the years. It tells the story of Sokha, a young Cambodian girl who previously scavenged the Phnom Penh dump for a living, but has since been supported through her education by NGO A New Day Cambodia (http://www.anewdaycambodia.org/). New Day Cambodia was set up by US photographer Bill Smith, another long time friend of Hanuman who has made annual trips to the kingdom for almost two decades. See Sokha’s story in another Youtube video:
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