Sky Films is proud to announce a new feature documentary film that will tell the stories of inspiring women who are pulling themselves and their families out of extreme poverty. She Rises Up will explore the explosive implications of women’s economic participation as we meet individual women in the midst of dramatic change.
While over a billion people have come out of extreme poverty in the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, many women remain trapped in systems without equal access to economic opportunities. This film will share powerful methods that work toward the eradication of extreme poverty in our world.
We will come to know the women of She Rises Up—their dreams and ambitions, hopes for their children, the challenges they’ve faced, and the changes they seek.
In many countries, cultural and legal barriers to economic opportunities are exponentially greater for women than they are for men. Often these obstacles exist at a level beyond their control.
But imagine a world where those obstacles were lessened or removed entirely—allowing for incredible opportunities to rise up. Women are currently—and dramatically — changing their own future. We’ll meet those advocating for changes that directly impact women in surprising ways, and meet women who are now able to pull their families up from extreme poverty, creating hope for a better future.
Filmed in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, these stories of strength will inspire and uplift.