Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM (doors 6:30 PM)
Free and open to the public. Panel discussion following the film.
Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, Friends of Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls, Dan Schewe, Nancy Proesel, and the NIU Muslim Student Association.
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.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”