We were thrilled with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Robbins came to Erin to discuss his documentary, Girl Rising.

This film journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Girl Rising consists of nine different girls’ stories of how education factored into their life circumstances. Each girl was paired with a female writer from her own country, and then her story was filmed and narrated. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other acclaimed actors contribute voice performances to the film, which also features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe.