Groundbreaking documentary ‘Girl Rising’ to be shown March 7

Barbara Field, senior analyst at UC San Diego, regional director of The Op Ed Project and mentor for The Afghan Women’s Writing Project, is bringing “Girl Rising,” a groundbreaking documentary, to La Jolla. Girl Rising is a film that portrays the inspiring stories of nine girls from around the world, struggling to overcome incredible odds to achieve an education.

Vocal performances by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson. The film will be shown at La Jolla AMC on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. if enough tickets are sold. Bring your friends and buy tickets by Feb 28 at: (If you have technical problems, try a different browser. Or email

tickets. Reference it’s for Barbara Field, Girl Rising, La Jolla, CA).