Wednesday 20th January 2016
Directed by Oscar winning Davis Guggenheim, the film is an intimate portrait of Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzal 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 turned 18 this past 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, from her new home in Birmingham, for girls’ education globally as co founder of The Malala Fund.
ICE and I4P have arranged for the ‘The Time is Now‘ national campaign to visit Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus with this screening of the documentary, ‘He Named Me Malala’. Following the film there will be a Q&A session.
THE TIME IS NOW is supported by Birds Eye View and BFI Film Hub North.
This date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the next couple of months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality. Read More…