Join Kansas City Women in Film & TV and Film Society KC on Tuesday, September 29th at the Glenwood Arts Theater for a special screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA, an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
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The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
The film opens in theatres everywhere on October 9th. Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Turth, It Might Get Loud and Waiting for 'Superman', brings you this one of a kind story.
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Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Screenplay by: Davis Guggenheim
Produced by: Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald
Cast: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai