|26.02. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4|
|27.02. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2|
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 on July 2015) 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. Davis Guggenheim 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.
Davis Guggenheim was born in St. Louis and studied American history at Brown University. He has directed episodes of NYPD Blue (1993-2005), Deadwood (2004-2006), and 24 (2001-2010). His documentaries include It Might Get Loud (2008), Waiting for Superman (2010), and From the Sky Down (2011), as well as An Inconvenient Truth (2006), winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary and screened on 7th ZagrebDox.
He Named Me Malala
Greg Finton, Brad Fuller, Brian Johnson
Davis Guggenheim, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
Parkes-MacDonald, Little Room
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