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'Girl Rising':'Nine extraordinary stories

"Girl Rising" has been described as a groundbreaking film that tells the stories of nine girls from nine countries and the power of education to change the world. The film will be screened in Hudson next Friday.

Directed by Academey Award nominee Richard Robbins, the stories are narrated by actors including Meryl Streep, Ann Hathaway, Liam Neeson and Frieda Pinto among others.

The screening is on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the Willow River Elementary auditorium, 1118 Fourth St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

A suggested goodwill donation of $5 will support the Hudson DI teams attending the international competition in Knoxville, Tenn. May 22-25.

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