Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 1st at 3:15pm for He Names Me Malala at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing an “All Hail the Glow Cloud” t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
He Named Me Malala is an intimate, inspirational 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 (now 18) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating 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 girls lifefrom 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.