PDT Staff Writer
The Portsmouth, Ohio Partners In Health/Engage community is responsible for the viewing of the film, “Girl Rising,” at Wheelersburg cinema Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. The film was created by 10x10, a global campaign to educate and empower girls.
Carolyn Petit of Portsmouth is a volunteer coordinator for the Portsmouth, Ohio Partners In Health/Engage.
“One of the things they suggested that we could do as a community is to bring this movie to our area,” Petit said.
Petit said she signed up to be a volunteer coordinator and has started the Portsmouth, Ohio Partners In Health/Engage. She took the necessary steps to ensure that Girls Rising would be viewed by members of the local community.
She said the process to obtain the film included the completion of an application and interview.
“Girl Rising tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face and overcome unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education,” Petit said.
Petit said each girl’s story was written by an author and is narrated by a cast of great actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others.
“When we buy a ticket we will be supporting the 10x10 organization, which continues to help to educate young girls,” Petit said.
Ticket for the movie may be purchased at http://gathr.us/screening/1264.
“When you buy a $10 ticket to view the film Girl Rising, sales will help fund programs for girls, so seeing the film literally makes an impact on girls’ lives,” Petit said.
The screening for Girls Rising will be Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at the Wheelersburg Cinema.
The film is rated PG 13 and is approximately 100 minutes long.
“The film focuses on countries where girls are not allowed to have an education, where they literally have to fight to get educated. I think the film will be good for young women and young men in our area to see how fortunate they are to have a free public education,” Petit said.
Petit said many young people in the United States take education for granted and undermine its value.
“I think that perhaps if they see how young girls have to fight just to get an education, perhaps it will motivate them,” Petit said.
According to Petit, management of the Wheelersburg Cinema will donate 10 percent of funds from all concessions on March 24 to the cause of educating young girls.
Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.