I wasn't familiar with Malala's story when I watch the film. I enjoyed the personalization of her that was presented instead of the vicious military actions associated with her story. Malala's story of survival from a gun shot is miraculous but it is just a blip in her story of advocating for girls' education. You will find her story to be something she considers not miraculous or worth singling out from all the other families that have suffered similarly. However, she uses her platform to spread her message for those not able to speak. I kept focusing on her desire to "just go to school to learn and be with friends" so taken for granted in our society. It is a true reminder of our blessings and how life can be so different.
He Named Me Malala
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm est/7 pm cst
About the Movie:
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
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