Join MALA; UNICEF; and Loyola University’s Center for the Human Rights of Children on March 23rd for the groundbreaking documentary, “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 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.”
Beginning in 2015, Students Stand #withMalala embarked on a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign to engage audiences through global and domestic calls to action, using the film “He Named Me Malala”. With the help of generous donors, Students Stand #withMalala has underwritten over 175,000 students globally to see the film and raise their voices for all girls’ right to 12 years of safe, quality education.
We hope attendees will take part of the HE NAMED ME MALALA discussion guide,curriculum, Facing History webinar, and student toolkit to help students explore issues of inequity, access to education, and the power of raising one’s voice to advocate for justice.
Additionally, students can participate in the #withMalala challenge, a global digital art project encouraging young people to speak out about why every girl should have a right to an education.
Attendees may find these materials and more on Malala.org/film, under “Campaign Resources.” In addition to these materials, Schoola bags will help Malala Fund so that clothing drives can go directly to local girls’ education projects around the world.