‘Room to Read’ partners with Warner Bros. Discovery to premier award-winning film series

Warner Bros. Discovery and ‘Room to Read’ to premier “She Creates Change” to empower girls.

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Kathmandu : ‘Room to Read’, a global education non-profit creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality, announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery for the premier of ‘She Creates Change’, the first nonprofit-led animation and live-action project to promote gender equality through the stories of young women around the world.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the film series is premiering on March 8, 15 and 22 to audiences in Asia. Presented in a series of six animated shorts with accompanying live action mini documentary, ‘She Creates Change’ features the narrative of six courageous young women from historically low-income communities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam. Episodes portray how each girl confronts challenges unique to her life- such as harassment, food scarcity or early marriage- by advocating for herself and her future, according to Room to Read.

“Room to Read’s partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery accelerates the goal of ‘She Creates Change’ to reach all 432 million adolescent girls in the world with inspiring and informative content. As girls see other young women, who face challenges similar to their own, use their skills and knowledge to shape their future, they too will discover avenues to harness their own power and potential,” said Dr Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read.

“Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, ‘She Creates Change’ will make its debut that aims to inspire not just young girls to pursue their dreams and stand up for their rights, but also to encourage young boys and men to support the women and girls in their lives. The project’s launch is a significant step towards Room to Read’s goal of reaching adolescent girls with an empowering and informative story” said Pushkar Lal Shrestha, Country Director of Room to Read in Nepal.

‘She Creates Change’ has been recognized as an official selection of Tribeca Festival (Tribeca X Award), Manchester Animation Festival (Best Short Film for Children), London Short Film Festival and the British Animation Awards (2024 Audience Award). The series will premiere as a feature length film as an official selection of the SXSW EDU Film Program on March 5, 2024.

The release of ‘She Creates Change’ aligns with the launch of Room to Read’s flagship fundraising campaign, You Create Change, with a goal of raising USD 10 million to support girls’ education and gender equality through Room to Read’s programs.

Through ‘She Creates Change’—which includes books and audio stories in addition to the film series — ‘Room to Read’ seeks to support all adolescent girls in the world with content that equips and inspires them to create positive change in their lives and communities. Curriculum packages that align with the stories presented, based on Room to Read’s comprehensive Girls’ Education Program curriculum, will be provided online, through broadcast media and in-person programming.