He Named me Malala
He Named me Malala

He Named me Malala PG


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2015

Davis Guggenheim
Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Mobin Khan
87 mins, 2015, USA

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." Malala

This is a moving documentary from director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), about 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 became a worldwide advocate for the education of all children, co-founding the Malala Fund and becoming the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

This intimate portrait shows how Malala, her father Zia and her family (now living in Britain) are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. Combining narration of her remarkable story with beautifully animated sequences, Guggenheim records intimate moments with her family and in her new school. Behind the image of the activist and campaigner we discover a warm and playful individual - He Named Me Malala is an inspiring portrait of an incredibly brave and resilient young woman who carries a message of hope for all women in the world.

  • Presented by Rife Magazine, join Rife Journalists and Editor Nikesh Shukla after the 12:00 screening on Sat 7 Nov for an informal discussion about issues raised in the film.
  • There will be a Cinébabies screening of He Named Me Malala on Mon 9 Nov at 11:00.
  • The screenings of He Named Me Malala on Tue 10 Nov are part of our Cinébites deal: Get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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