HE NAMED ME MALALA
THE LOUISIANA FILM SOCIETY in association with THE LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, FOX SEARCHLIGHT FILMS and CINEMARK THEATRES are all proud to announce a very special screening of the year’s most celebrated new documentary, HE NAMED ME MALALA, directed by Academy Award Winner, Davis Guggenheim.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." – Malala
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. This is bound to be one of the most talked about films of the year and is certainly the most powerful new film about how one brave woman’s story is helping change the world.
Join us, October 7th, for this amazing story and discover why an Academy Awarded Documentarian decided to make a film about Malala's plight, her survival and risked lives to tell her incredible story and inspire the world. For General Admission, please RSVP.