We had the opportunity to see an amazing movie last night with our friends at 85 Broads. Girl Rising is about what happens when a girl is given the gift and privilege of education. The documentary turns on the fact that if you invest in the education of girls, the investment is proven to pay back in spades. Tracing poignant stories of girls from all over the world: Nepal, Peru, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Haiti, Sierra Leone, the documentary effectively conveys both the challenges of being a girl in many developing nations and how these young “regular” girls rose up to the challenges, and were empowered by the opportunity of schooling. It is a phenomenal movie that inspires change, action and should be shared. Check it out here – plan a screening, attend a screening, support the cause.