The U of T Interdisciplinary Society for International Development (ISID) is hosting a screening of the documentary “Girl Rising” this Thursday, Jan 29th at the Innis Hall Theatre. To learn more and register, follow this link! https://utisid.wordpress.com/ Did we mention there’s free pizza?
About the film: “From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.”
This is a documentary produced by Girl Rising – a global campaign for girls’ education. http://girlrising.com/
Documentary Screening + Ice Cream
Friday August 22nd at 5:30pm
Cumberland Room, Center for International Experience
33 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Our first documentary screening took place on Friday, August 22nd, screening The Right to Heal — a documentary about the need for essential surgeries in developing countries and the devastating handicaps that result from what could have been fixed with a trivial surgical procedure.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to our event earlier this summer, which was also our inaugural event! We had a great time and the discussion afterward was quite engaging and insightful. It was interesting to see the diversity of the academic and experiential backgrounds of those who contributed to the discussion, and this effectively helped to spark thoughts on potential solutions and associated shortcomings on elements brought up in the documentary. We hope to use some of the ideas that came out of that discussion in some form or another in our events this year.
Our first documentary screening is kindly sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Student Association (BESA).