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City Holds Premiere Screening Event for the Film, "Brave Girl Rising"

Post Date:March 08, 2019 3:39 PM

brave girl risingIn celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day the City of West Hollywood will host the premiere of the new short film Brave Girl Rising on Friday, March 8, 2019 as part of its Human Rights Speakers Series and Women’s Leadership Conference. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The film tells the story of a courageous girl, who was inspired by the magical dreams of her mother and a sisterhood of friends, to succeed in getting the education she deserves, becoming a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances. This powerfully emotional film was written by acclaimed Somali poet Warsan Shire (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and voiced by actors Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You; Men in Black: International) and Golden Globe winner David Oyelowo. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested at


Opening Remarks:

Freida Pinto, Actress ( Slum Dog Millionaire, The Path, Love Sonia, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) & Girl Rising Ambassador



Janelle Riley, Variety



Martha Adams, Director, Girl Rising

Richard Robbins, Director, Girl Rising (Academy Award-Nominated Director)

Warsan Shire, Writer, Girl Rising

Sarah Smith, Director of Education, International Rescue Committee

Hale Behzadi, Managing Director and Global Market Manager for Citi Private Bank


Warsan Shire (Poetry)

Gingger Shankar (American-Indian Singer)


The film Brave Girl Rising is made possible by Girl Rising, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, Citi, HP, and Amplifier.
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