Irish Premiere of Girl Rising

  • On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Intel, in conjunction with Plan Ireland hosted a private screening for members of the public at the Science Gallery in Dublin to premiere the documentary film Girl Rising.
  • Girl Rising is a full-length feature film that is the centerpiece of a global social action campaign by the 10×10 organisation, of which Intel is a founding partner, which aims to promote awareness and action around the importance of girl’ education.
  • In advance of the premiere event on March 8th, Intel hosted a private preview of the documentary film at Leinster House for members of government and also hosted a special preview screening for Intel employees at the Leixlip campus.

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On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Intel, in conjunction with Plan Ireland hosted a private screening for members of the public at the Science Gallery in Dublin to premiere the documentary film Girl Rising.

Girl Rising is a full-length feature film that is the centerpiece of a global social action campaign by the 10×10 organisation, of which Intel is a founding partner, which aims to promote awareness and action around the importance of girl’ education. The film reveals the extraordinary stories of 9 girls from around the world who are tackling the reality of socio-economic roadblocks and sometimes impossible odds on the road to education.

The assembled audience, which included foreign Ambassadors, interest groups, industry representatives and invited media, shared in the Irish premiere of the film which is narrated by a cast of well-known actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek and Alicia Keys.

Speaking at the premiere, Intel’s External Relations Manager Lisa Harlow said “As females in Ireland we are fortunate to have access to quality education and with it a world of opportunity. Girl Rising is a powerful example of how action and change can be spurred by strong storytelling and illustrates beautifully the power that education has to change the world. Intel is extremely proud of our collaboration on the creation of the documentary and we hope to inspire people to join the campaign for girls’ education”.

Also in attendance at the event co-hosted by Plan Ireland CEO David Dalton who added. “Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. This film is about the unbreakable spirit of girls living in situations that most people in this country couldn’t even fathom. It’s about their need for help as they fight for things that we take advantage of everyday.Their traumatic tales of slavery, sexual exploitation and oppression are counteracted by their hopeful voices which inspire change for women in their communities and for girls everywhere”.

“I would like to thank Intel for collaborating in this production and hope it stirs people into action by contributing in our Because I am a Girl fund which will enable us to invest in projects to benefit the type of women and girls portrayed in the film.”

In advance of the premiere event on March 8th, Intel hosted a private preview of the documentary film at Leinster House for members of government in order to share with these influential stakeholders the story of Girl Rising and to underpin the role that developed countries can play in addressing the challenge of providing education for all as a fundamental right.

Intel employees also had the opportunity to view the film at a special preview screening held at the Leixlip campus on International Women’s Day.

Intel Ireland have partnered with Plan Ireland to further showcase the impact of education on girls, their families, communities and nations around the world and to highlight the ways that people can get involved and help make a difference. Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to help millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them. Plan‘s projects address the barriers to girls completing a quality education of at least 9 years, as well as equip them with the assets they need to safeguard their future, promote gender equality and improve their lives.

The innovative approach of 10×10, Intel, and other partners to create a movement to get girls educated reflects a unique partnership for Intel, working through a shared vision to provide an exchange of expertise in order to bring success to scale.

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David Dalton and Geraldine Kelly from Plan Ireland and Intel’s Brendan Cannon are pictured at the premiere screening

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Brendan Cannon from Intel, Rajni Chandar, Mrs Adity Chakravarti, Indian Ambassador’s wife and David Dalton from Plan Ireland pictured at the event

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Christina Meehan and Jess Majekodunmi from Plan Ireland at the premiere screening

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Mike Mansfield and Loretta Dignam at the screening of the film ‘Girl Rising’

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Representatives from Government along with Intel Ireland and Plan Ireland are pictured at the preview screening event held at Leinster House
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Intel employees Niamh Nolan, Catherine Poyntz and Eleanor Ward are pictured at the Intel screening of the documentary


Further images from the event can be found here: Girl Rising Premiere – a set on Flickr


Further Information

About Intel

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Intel is committed to promoting quality education, economic advancement, and personal growth for women through technology and digital literacy.

Learn more about our efforts at www.intel.com/shewill

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Media contact: Sarah Sexton sarah.sexton@intel.com  | + 353 1 606 8537


About Plan Ireland

Established in 2003, Plan Ireland is a child-centered community development organisation, part of Plan International which itself was founded over 75 years ago. It is an independent organisation with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. It currently works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas directly supporting more than 1,500,000 children and their families, and an estimated 9,000,000 others living in communities working with Plan. Plan Ireland receives tremendous support from the Irish public, over 8,500 of whom sponsor children.

Why Girls and Women?

•    To realise Intel’s vision to ‘connect & enrich the lives of everyone on earth’ we must address the issue of tens of millions of girls around the world who have limited or no access to education. 

•    Intel believes education is a fundamental right for everyone, and that educating girls and women and providing them the opportunities to succeed will break the cycle of generational poverty.

•    Over the past few years, Intel has seen overwhelming data that shows that when more girls go to school and stay there longer, there is a highly positive impact on their communities and their economies. An educated girl can have a multiplier effect on social change. For example:

•    When 10 percent more girls go to school, a country’s GDP can increases by 3 percent. (Council on Foreign Relations (2004))

•    Each year of secondary schooling increases a girl’s future wages by 10-20% (Council on Foreign Relations (2004))

•    Countries that have less inequality in men’s and women’s education/employment have lower levels of child mortality, more transparent businesses and faster economic growth. (World Bank 2001)

•    Her children will be more likely to complete their education and have healthy, poverty-free lives. (World Bank Economic Review (2002))

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