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Free screening of “Girl Rising” documentary

Posted Oct 7, 2013 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 01:19 PM

In honor of the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl on Friday, Oct. 11, the University of Tampa will screen the award-winning documentary “Girl Rising.”

The free screening, which is open to the public, will be shown at 8 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center.

“Girl Rising,” spotlights the stories of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The film features remarkable girls like Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams.

The screening is sponsored by UT’s Department of Communication.

The University of Tampa is located at 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa.

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