Girl Rising: Harnessing Social Media to Change the World

Social Media Week Bangalore Day 5
Thursday 21st February 2014
Girl Rising: Harnessing Social Media to Change the World
Time: 5:00 to 5:30 PM
The Leela Palace, Bangalore

We read about the injustice against women by society every day in the newspapers. We know that the situation is grim, but how much are we doing about it?

Girl Rising by Moxie Media is an example of a company trying to do something about the issue by harnessing the power of social media. Fundamentally, what do people want to see on social media? They want to see great stories. This is exactly what this effort does. The feature length film, is about the struggles of nine different girls who battle social evils like slavery, forced marriage, molestation and being deprived of education to rise above the circumstances. This was an impactful way of resuming the finale of Social Media Week after the tea break.

The hard-hitting documentary feature has been directed by Richard Robbins and written by Marie Arana. Now although we got to witness four stories at the Hard Rock Café a couple of days ago and a fifth one today, this is definitely one feature that everyone should watch and bring to attention using social media because this is what drives the social media, honest and humane content with an emotional connect!


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