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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
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.
In this exclusive featurette, “Stand With Malala” Guggenheim and producers Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes explain what drew them to Yousafzai’s story. “
‘Standing on the sidelines while children risk their lives to learn is not an option’
Read the article on TIME Magazine.
Fin out more on NBC News.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Read about two studies exploring daughter-father relationships here.
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.
"...a portrait of a nurturing family who are at once reassuringly ordinary yet utterly extraordinary."
"...Guggenheim scored marvelous interviews with Malala and her entire family (...) The fact that he earned their trust is a tribute to his empathy as a filmmaker."
The Hollywood Reporter