Monday, 11am, CNN (Also 11pm, Saturday, June 22 and 11pm, Sunday, June 23) If one symbol of the prejudice, hostility, abuse, violence and contempt young girls in developing countries face poked through our veil of indifference recently, it would be the targeted shooting last year of Pakistani schoolgirl and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai. A Taliban soldier boarded the schoolbus she was riding in, asked for the child by name and shot her in the head. This brilliant, moving and ultimately uplifting feature-length documentary begins with Malala’s story. Her great crime was to say publicly that all girls should be in school, a very dangerous notion for some. Girl Rising then moves on to profile seven girls from seven countries, each matched with a skilled female writer from her own country. The stories are then narrated by strong, established women. First cab off the rank is gorgeous eight-year-old Haitian Wadley, who appears in the telling of her story, narrated by Cate Blanchett. The unfairness of the way girls are treated in countries including Afghanistan (Anne Hathaway), Ethiopia (Meryl Streep) and Peru (Salma Hayek) amounts to a catalogue of shame. But the genius of the documentary is in showing the value of educating girls who collectively find ways to rise above their oppression without bitterness or rancour.