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The Lesley Chilcott-directed documentary CodeGirl was feted Sunday at an event marking its limited YouTube availability window.
Through Nov. 5, the feature-length film will be available for free on the video site, courtesy of Chilcott and a partnership with Google’s Made With Code project.
Sunday’s event for the film took place at the home of director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and wife Jane Cha (executive producer, Project Runway), with attendees including Shiri Appleby and her husband, restaurateur Jon Shook; Rare Bird Films co-founder Andrea Nevins; and FX Networks president original programming Nick Grad.
CodeGirl centers on high-school girls competing in an international challenge to develop new apps. Chilcott previously served as a producer on the documentaries Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth.
Al Gore, who was featured in Inconvenient Truth, tweeted his support for CodeGirl on Monday. “Watch @CODEGIRLMOVIE from my friend @LesleyChilcott and encourage girls to code. #RallyForCODEGIRL,” Gore wrote.
The film can be seen free of charge through Nov. 5 by clicking here. Gore’s tweet is below.
— Al Gore (@algore) November 2, 2015
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Melvin Van Peebles