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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 at the age of 15, and currently works as a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co founder of the Malala Fund.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Year: 2015
Time: 88 min

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Share this film. Give others the chance to be moved and affected by Malala and her story. A filmic experience is always better when shared. Watch HE NAMED ME MALALA with friends. Visit the film’s website for information on getting group tickets in your part of the world.

Stand #withMalala, in order to support the global campaign for girls’ education. Visit the Malala Fund website for a variety of ways to take action, with many different levels of involvement.

Read I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala’s biography that was published in 2013.

Learn more about the many global organizations campaign for girls’ education, like CARE, Plan International, Camfed, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative and Influence Film’s own Cristina Ljungberg’s Giving Wings.

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Exclusive Featurette

In this exclusive featurette, “Stand With Malala” Guggenheim and producers Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes explain what drew them to Yousafzai’s story. “

Meryl Streep: What Malala Taught Me

‘Standing on the sidelines while children risk their lives to learn is not an option’

Read the article on TIME Magazine.

Malala Yousafzai Seeks to Raise $1.4 Billion to Educate Syrian Refugees

Fin out more on NBC News.

Five Questions For Jason Carpenter

“Davis Guggenheim’s critically acclaimed portrait of Malala Yousafzai contains several outstanding animation sequences that enhance telling the story of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. These sequences were designed by Jason Carpenter, a Cal Arts alum who won acclaim for his thesis film, The Renter. ”

Continue reading on Indie Wire.

Toor Pekai, Reveals She’s at School, Learning to Read and Write

“Malala Yousafzai has travelled the world, influencing millions of young girls and women to stand up for their right to an education – but little did she know her message would have such a profound influence on one person – her mother. Speaking publicly for the first time at London’s Women in the World summit at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, Toor Pekai Yousafzai told a cheering audience she has returned to school and is learning to read and write, adding how Malala nags her to do her homework.”

Continue reading here.

Today’s Challenges For Girls’ Education

“Quality learning is important for the future lives of girls and boys, but it is also an especially important ingredient in the virtuous circle of development that comes from girls’ education.”

Read the report, or download the full paper on Brookings.

Why The Father-Daughter Relationship Is So Important

Read about two studies exploring daughter-father relationships here.

Findings from an Intersectionality Approach

Understanding the Influence of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Class on Inequalities in Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes among Eighth-Grade Students

Read the research on PLOS.


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