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Tanya Johnson & Ambassador Avni Spahiu of Kosovo. (Photo by Kimball Stroud)

Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan guest of honor at reception for film “10 x 10” focused on girls education.

Heather Podesta, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and Tony Podesta. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Education is a right. That is the message that Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan expressed at a recent reception for the film 10 x 10. Heather and Tony Podesta collaborated with IMPACT Arts + Film Fund to host the event in hopes of raising awareness about the need for improved education worldwide. The film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins and launched by a team of former ABC news journalists, tells the stories of 10 girls in 10 developing countries from Afghanistan to Nepal and Sierra Leon. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ambassador Gilbert Galanxhi of Albania, and CBS White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell were among those who joined the Queen to support the film.

But despite the special guests, 10 x 10 was the night’s focus. Each of the film’s heroines seeks education despite unthinkable odds, such as living in a Haitian refugee camp or being expected to marry at thirteen. The creators of the film hope that after seeing it audiences will want to take action with their 10 x 10 campaign, which is dedicated to providing education and empowerment for girl’s around the world. Now that’s a reason to grab some popcorn and take a seat in the audience.

Tom Yellin, Gene Sperling, and Evan Ryan. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Peter and Judy Kovler with Jacob Scherr. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Tedd Evers and Neil Barrett. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Ingrid Zimmer and Dorothy Stein. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Susanna Quinn, Debbie Dingell, and Jocelyn Luddy. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Chiara and Bryan Rich. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Tanya Johnson & Ambassador Avni Spahiu of Kosovo. (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

Kimball Stroud

Articles

  • Access Pollywood: Film Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan guest of honor at reception for film "10 x 10" focused on girls education.
  • Life of the Party: The Debut of Events DC Events DC debuted last week as the Washington Convention and Sports Authority rolled out its sleek new logo and brand at a jazz luncheon and high-energy launch party.
  • Access Pollywood: Hollywood on the Potomac The Week honors Peggy Noonan with columnist of the year award, Woody Harrelson makes an appearance at The Last Mountain premiere, and more...
  • Society 2.0: This Week's Top Tweets As the temperatures rose in D.C. this week, the power of Twitter skyrocketed with Glee sightings, Rep. Weiner's photos and the #alicebucketlist hashtag.
  • WL Insider: Jabbar Gets the Lincoln Treatment Author, Athlete and Filmmaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar barnstormed DC to receive the The Ford's Theatre Society Lincoln Medal and promote his first documentary film.
  • Pollywood: Hollywood on the Potomac Mira Sorvino puts the spotlight on child trafficking, The Grateful Dead is featured in a film, a Q&A Quickie with Cat Omaney, and more...
  • Literature: Tweezerman's Road to Success Local DC entrepreneur, Dal LaMagna, launches his book that chronicles his ups and downs in the industry where lessons learned lead to great success in founding Tweezerman.
  • WL Insider: When Politics and Star Power Collide The White House Correspondents Association Weekend has become an extended East Coast version of the Oscars – it’s chic, celeb-laden, and media-frenzied. Is this Hollywoodization a good thing or are we simply becoming the latest TMZ outpost?
  • Access Pollywood: Sundance TwentyTen The kinship between the nation’s capital and its West Coast friends was apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, aka: SUNDANCETWENTYTEN.