Did I mention Awards Season Onslaught? Well, here’s another one that everyone will be talking about: He Named Me Malala.
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 (she turns 18 this July) 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.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala
I’ve said that this year’s crop of awards-season film are outstanding; this film is one of the reasons why. So, passes already!
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of He Named Me Malala
When: October 5th, 2015
Where: Landmark Harbor East
Why: Because this true story blows me away.
REMEMBER: seating for screenings is first come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!