Inspired by the Girl Rising documentary, singer-song writer and 2010’s Kollaboration alumna, Clara C wrote “Wildflower” and debuted the music video last March.
Girl Rising, a global campaign founded by New York independent film company Ten Times Ten, advocates girl’s rights to an education around the world through screenings of their 2013 documentary, donations through their website, and offering fundraising ideas. In the light of the recent kidnapping in Nigeria, Girl Rising also helps people who want to get involved in rallies, spread the word #BringBackOurGirls, and they provide a timeline of events for people to follow and understand the whole story of the situation. The campaign calls everyone who believes in the universal right of education to rise to take a stand.
Girl Rising’s cause inspired Clara to compose “Wildflower.” The music video features Clara walking in the woods interposed with different photos of people around the world advocating Girl Rising. The chill, low-key song encourages staying strong against challenges, and flourishing despite the odds. Her music video already has over 35,000 views since its on March 5.
At the end of the video, Clara sends out a personal call to action, backing the Girl Rising movie and promoting the hashtag #IAmCourage to trend ideas and awareness of girls education in the world. Girl Rising’s other partners like CARE, UN Women, the Girl Effect, Intel, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and World Vision tweeted out their support of #IAmCourage, along with countless other users.
Girl Rising continues its fight for girl’s education, especially given the crisis in Nigeria. Accepting donations, hosting rallies, and helping #bringBackOurGirls become more prolific, Girl Rising won’t cease until all girls receive the education they deserve.
Named a must-read by the New York Times, theWall Street Journaland theGuardian, Kevin Kwan’s 2013 debut novel about a group of Singaporean elite, Crazy Rich Asians, is set to be adapted onto the big screen.
Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling will host a new show on CNN exploring and profiling unusual subcultures in the States. According to Capital, Ling’s show will be one of the featured series on CNN’s summer lineup, alongside Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man.” Continue reading “Lisa Ling Explores America on CNN Primetime”
Fans of Wong Fu Productions will soon see Phil, Wes, and Chris with blue, yellow, purple or red hair.
The new ‘dos are just one of many promised perks from their indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign for their first movie. The perk was partially to support Ted, who’s had to answer questions on why his hair is white (it’s genetic, he’s had that hair since he was 14) but mostly to add another fun perk in the last few days of their highly successful online campaign.
It began on Feb. 6, setting the goal at $200,000, and ended on March 19 with $358,278. They offered 26 different donation perks ranging from a $1 High-Five of Awesome all the way up to a $10,000 Executive Producer credit and VIP treatment. Several of their perks sold out quite fast, so as the limited perks began to sell out and donations kept coming in, Wong Fu added more along the way. In the end, Wong Fu raised nearly double their intended goal in only 40 days.
Known as Harold from “Harold and Kumar” and the newest Hikaru Sulu in the “Star Trek” reboots by J.J. Abrams, Korean-American John Cho was recently cast as the second-lead in a new ABC comedy.
“Selfie,” will loosely follow the musical My Fair Lady as the show’s story centers around social-media addict Eliza Dooley (“Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillian) and her downfall after her split with her boyfriend goes viral. Now she gets “likes” and followers for all the wrong reasons and needs help rebranding her image.