Over 10,000 school children and teachers in 80 cinemas across the UK were treated to a unique live event on Wednesday 4th November as Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed her life and campaigning work with the actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, to mark the opening of the Into Film Festival and the release of He Named Me Malala this week. The Into Film Festival runs from 4-20th November across the UK.
The full interview is available to view here: www.facebook.com/emmawatson/.
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He Named Me Malala is in UK cinemas November 6
He named me Malala is an intimate portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, and her family.
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 turned 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.