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Free Advance Screening: He Named Me Malala
October 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Austin Film Festival is excited to be hosting this Free Advance Screening of He Named Me Malala on Monday, October 5th!
Make sure to save a seat and click the ticketing link to RSVP!
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. The attack 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.