NAT GEO MUNDO PRESENTS THE GLOBAL TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FROM OSCAR WINNER DAVIS GUGGENHEIM, 'he Named Me Malala'
Hailed by Critics as a “Profoundly moving portrait,” an “Appeal to your heart and gut” and a “Gripping story, eloquently told,” He Named Me Malala is set to debut globally in 171 countries and 45 languages, Including on Nat Geo Mundo in Spanish.
“This incredible and critically acclaimed film left movie audiences applauding this young woman’s journey and left them wanting to make a difference. And now, in continuation of our partnership with Fox Searchlight Pictures, we are bringing this important film to an even larger audience with the exclusive global broadcast television premiere,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. “We are extremely proud and honored to have dedicated National Geographic’s collective resources to bring awareness of Malala’s advocacy for girls’ education to our global audience.”
National Geographic’s partnership on this film began with the theatrical release and will continue through the global television premiere. Support includes all of the resources of the National Geographic Channels as well as through the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners in National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, National Geographic Education Programs, National Geographic Kids and more.
The robust education program for the film includes free education resources, discussion and curriculum guides, a service learning Toolkit, Books for Change, a Map Maker Interactive, and can be found here. Additionally, efforts to expose students to Malala’s inspiring story resulted in over 180,500 students globally seeing the film in theaters, and in the U.S. reaching students in all 50 states.
The documentary offers a look into Malala’s life both before and after the attack. She was 15 at the time of the incident, when she was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education. The shooting sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala 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”) examines how Malala, her father, Zia, and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film delivers 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 United Nations to joking around at home with her parents and brothers.
See the story of a young woman who did not stop, but instead chose to fight. Not because of her, but because of many other women who just like her still seek freedom and equality. She said,
"There's a moment that you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up."
Watch He Name Me Malala on Nat Geo Mundo, Monday February 29 at 8pm.
by Iconic Chica Editors