A documentary film and social action campaign are shining a spotlight on the global movement to promote girls’ education.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”—William Butler Yeats
Imagine: You are 14-year-old girl living in Chakouri, a remote hill station in the Pithoragarh district, an area in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. You wake to a view of mountains—the Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. You dream of climbing, not the mountains you see in front of you but a different set of mountains. You dream of exploring the world, of becoming a teacher, of one day returning to help other women in your community find a way out of poverty and heavy labor.