The film, which inspired a global action campaign to promote girls' education called 10x10, tells the extraordinary stories of several girls from around the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams. The film includes voice performances by Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award Nominee Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez. Girl Rising is directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard E. Robbins (Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience) and executive produced by Tom Yellin and Holly Gordon of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen of Vulcan Productions.
Cable news channel CNN announced the formation of CNN Films today, a new division that will secure documentary films to air on the network. Girl Rising is the first project to debut under this new banner, featuring narration by actresses Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez. The studio has released the first trailer for Girl Rising, airing on CNN in the spring of 2013. Take a look at the trailer, then read the official press release for more information regarding CNN Films.
CNN, the worldwide leader in news, today announced the creation of CNN Films to secure feature-length documentaries for air on CNN and CNN International, alongside theatrical distribution. The move is part of a wider strategy to acquire original non-fiction content to complement CNN's award-winning news programs; it was announced by CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker.Read More