He Named Me Malala

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
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7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)
This Oscar nominated documentary is a 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. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us a 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.
Doors open at 6:15 pm. Donations welcome. Snacks, ice cream, beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase.

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 87 minutes

Director: Davis Guggenheim

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