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Well, I have just gotten back from my trip and found this DVD, He Named Me Malala, waiting for me. I sat down and watched it last night, expecting to be a little bit bored by the documentary aspect of it but instead found myself intrigued. This is a wonderful movie that will give you a look into the life of Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel prize winner.
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.
The film delves into her home life and what her family went through when the Taliban took over their village. Her father was very outspoken about their rights and when Malala follows in his footsteps, they try killing her. In 2012 she was actually shot in the head.
I found the story intriguing. Here in America girls are encouraged to go to school, to learn as much as they can. While those like Malala in Pakistan are discouraged from learning, and desperate measures are taken to keep the women under the men. It truly is an amazing account that I believe everyone should watch, if only to see what a blessed country we are. I would urge parents to be careful of the violence as it is pretty descriptive of what happens when the Taliban comes after her.
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm est/7 pm cst
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