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Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “He Named Me Malala” – July 31

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 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.malala

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia qnd 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.

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
  – Malala

Presented by:  Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard
When:  Sunday, July 31 @ 5:30pm; doors open @ 5pm
Where:  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5710 – 22nd Ave NW
Please note that this location does not meet ADA requirements for accessibility.  If this is a barrier to your attendance, please contact margaret@sustainableballard.org so we may make appropriate accommodation.

This film is appropriate for ages 10+ and families with older children are encouraged to attend.  Following the film, we will hear from a representative of RESULTS, a non-profit organization of passionate, committed everyday people.  Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.