'He Named Me Malala' (US, 2015)

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Start:
April 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
End:
April 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Contact:
Curriculum in Global Studies
Phone:
+1.919.962.5442
wzw59@email.unc.edu
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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.

This screening is presented by the Curriculum in Global Studies and is free and open to the public.

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