This is a guest post by Shanna Cook, Social Media Strategist at Intel
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the 20,000 ft cruising altitude you may now start writing your blog.” Ok, so maybe the pilot did not say that last part, but that is what I wanted to hear, to get the buzz out and I’ll be giving you an all access pass to everything Intel at Sundance Film Festival!
Intel has been a corporate sponsor of Sundance for quite a few years now, but this year we have something very special to share with you – the worldwide premiere of the Girl Rising documentary trailer! Intel is a founding corporate sponsor of 10×10, a social action campaign to raise awareness of the importance and value of educating girls worldwide. The cornerstone of the campaign is Girl Rising, a documentary that uses powerful storytelling to tell the stories of girls across several countries as they fight for access to education.
The worldwide premiere of the film trailer will be held at Sundance on Monday, January 21st. There will also be a panel discussion that morning on how film can be used to jump start social change campaigns featuring Shelly Esque, Intel’s VP of Legal and Corporate Affairs, and speakers from our partners at 10×10, Vulcan Productions, Gathr, and the United Nations Foundation. While not everyone can attend in person, I’ll be giving you an all access pass to everything Intel and Girl Rising at Sundance. Follow along on Twitter at @IntelInvolved as I post updates from the panels and events, take a walk down Main Street with me in my video diary series, and see how many celebrities I can accidentally bump in to… (So far my running count is one, but it was a big one!).
It’s been a culmination of excitement to be heading to Sundance and it’s been over 2 years that I have heard rumblings about this film. I can’t wait to share the trailer with you on Tuesday, but in the meantime you can check out the teaser at spr.ly/GirlRisingTeaser. Trust me, the full trailer will give you goose bumps (and not just because the nighttime low tonight is 1 degree Fahrenheit).