Amina in Afghanistan, Sokha in Cambodia, Wadley in Haiti, Yasmin in Egypt: These four, and five more equally remarkable girls tell stories heartrending and powerful in Girl Rising a revolutionary film from Academy Award-nominated director Richard Robbins. Although voiced by an incredible group of actresses (Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchet, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and more) with original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award- winner Lorne Balfe, the girls themselves are the stars.
Robbins came to Sarofsky with a challenge: To give face and force to the message that education changes everything for girls in the developing world, Robbins wanted to present each girl’s story as a chapter in the film. But he needed a beautiful opening and transitions to stitch the stories together. He also needed to find a way to present facts and numbers that add meaning and context to the film, without disrupting its flow. We are thrilled that Robbins came to us for creative solutions.