He Named Me Malala - Screening and Discussion

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He Named Me Malala - Screening and Discussion

By Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT


Martinos Auditorim, Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University 154 Angell Street Providence, RI 02912



Screening of He Named Me Malala, a Fox Searchlight Pictures film. Followed by a conversation with the director, Davis Guggenheim '86 and Richard M. Locke, provost and director of the Watson Insitute.

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 (she turned 18 this July) 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.

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

Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

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