STAND #WITHMALALA PROGRAM GOALS: A global youth and advocate screening program empowering at least 1 million young people globally to stand up for every girl’s right to 12 years of safe, quality education by seeing HE NAMED ME MALALA and taking action.
The program will be customized to reach youth in high-priority developing countries. Not-for-profit partners will help host pop-up screenings for youth and advocates to address specific, localized barriers to girls education.
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 retuning 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 Ziauddin and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film opens in theaters NY and LA on October 2, 2015, expands nationwide on October 9, and continues to open in countries worldwide through the end of the year. For more information on the film, please visit: www.henamedmemalala.com.