Pluralism Project Co-Hosts Advanced Screening of He Named Me Malala


Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (All day)


1A Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the Pluralism Project co-hosted, along with the Boston Globe's Globe Docs and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University, an advanced screening of He Named Me Malala, a documentary about the life and work of Pakistani teenager and children's education advocate Malala Yousafzai. A panel discussion followed, featuring
  • Davis Guggenheim, Director, He Named Me Malala
  • Dr. Ali Asani, Director, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University
  • Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Islam in the West Program, Harvard University
  • Janice Page (Moderator), Film Editor at The Boston Globe
About the film: "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 turns 18 this July) 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." ( [flickr_set id=72157668203772732]