Girl Rising: The Fifth Anniversary Edition

This special edition of the Girl Rising film was released just in time for International Women's Day! It commemorates the stories of nine incredible girls whose lives have been affected by the absolute power of education—or lack thereof. It adds fuel to the growing movement of individuals, communities, and governments working to shift the way girls and girls’ education are valued.


Special thanks to our partners for making this update possible


Friends and Family of Sydney Tedone


Nine girls. Nine stories of courage.

Our film, Girl Rising, spotlights the unforgettable stories of girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.

Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.


Watch and Screen the Girl Rising film

Girl Rising is available for in-home entertainment as well as public screenings. If you would like to watch the film at home or host a screening, click here for more information.

You will find subtitle and version information, Frequently Asked Questions about planning an event, taking action and the updated features in Girl Rising: The Fifth Anniversary Edition including exclusive access to:

  • “Where Are They Now,” a series of bonus videos featuring the nine girls today

  • Revised narration by David Oyelowo, acclaimed actor and staunch girls' education advocate

  • Up-to-date statistics highlighting some of the latest date in the girls’ education space


Special Thanks

Girl Rising: The Fifth Anniversary was made possible thanks to the family and friends of Sydney Tedone, Intel and Vulcan Productions.

Girl Rising inspired Sydney to help girls around the world get an education and we honored to help her legacy continue. In addition to supporting The Fifth Anniversary Edition, our founding partners Intel and Vulcan Productions both played a pivotal role in laying the groundwork for Girl Rising’s current efforts.