Canton Palace Theatre and TomTod present “He Named me Malala”

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in News

Canton Palace Theatre and TomTod present “He Named me Malala”

Join the Canton Palace Theatre and TomTod ideas for their presentation of “He Named me Malala” on Thursday, November 19.

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.

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

Doors Open at 7pm and the movie begins at 7:30pm. The run time is 1 hour 28 minutes and is rated PG-13. Admission is $5

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