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Exclusive red carpet premiere of Girl Rising comes to Seattle

  • Film seeks to raise awareness of girls’ education and urges audience to take action
  • Co-hosted by Vulcan Productions and World Vision Thursday, March 7 at Cinerama

Media contacts:

Holly Frew
World Vision Media Relations Manager

Christina Siderius
Vulcan Inc.



Seattle, WA (February 26, 2012) Vulcan Productions and World Vision will host Seattle’s red carpet premiere of the new film Girl Rising at the Seattle Cinerama on Thursday, March 7. The premiere, which includes an exclusive screening and behind-the-scenes discussion about the film, is a fundraiser to benefit girls around the world.

Called “one of the hottest ’cause’ documentaries in years” by The New York Times, Girl Rising is an innovative film that demonstrates the power of education to change a girl — and the world. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins; narrated by celebrated actresses such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Salma Hayek; and co-produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions. Girl Rising depicts the stories of nine girls, including two World Vision-registered children, Ruksana from India and Azmera from Ethiopia.

“Filmmakers often use movies to raise awareness about causes and issues, but our goal is to go a step beyond that and help the audience take action once they leave the theater,” said Allen, founder of Vulcan Productions and an executive producer of Girl Rising. “We believe in making films that make a difference, and we’re eager to see girls’ education gain momentum as a result of Girl Rising.”

All proceeds from this event’s ticket sales will benefit Strong Women, Strong World, a new World Vision initiative that supports sustainable solutions for women and girls living in poverty in developing nations.

Girl Rising uses the art of storytelling to demonstrate how women and girls can use education to rewrite their own stories and change the world,” said Richard Stearns, President of World Vision United States. “This film raises awareness and ignites action to support our work empowering girls around the globe. We are honored to partner with Vulcan Productions to bring this important message to Seattle.”

Tickets to the premiere are available to the public for $25 each, which includes admission and refreshments; they can be ordered online.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6 p.m.
Seattle Cinerama Theatre, 2100 4th Avenue
6:00 p.m. — Doors open at Cinerama
7:00 p.m. — Program begins
7:15 p.m. — Screening of Girl Rising
8:45 p.m. — Q&A with World Vision President Rich Stearns; Vulcan Productions Director Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss; Girl Rising Producer Martha Adams;10x10 Director of NGO Partnerships Justin Reeves; Women of Vision National Director Cynthia Breilh
All press MUST RSVP to Christina Siderius at christinas@vulcan.com prior to event. Camera crews will be allowed to film the Q&A discussion, and lobby shots at Cinerama; no filming during the screening. B-roll of Girl Rising available upon request.

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About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews