While introducing the trailer of her film Girl Rising, Freida Pinto lent her voice for the empowerment of the girl child at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. The movie showcases the stories of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The story is narrated by other actresses including Priyanka Chopra, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson and Kerry Washington.
“The movie gives me hope for the future of our girls, that they will have a chance to explore and achieve their full potential. They will make the ignorant part of society value their existence and that they will be proud to be born a girl!” said Freida who was invited as a special guest by the charitable organisation producing the film.
Directed by 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 a girl — and the world.