He Named Me Malala

I am an educator.  I teach 5th grade to a group of wonderful students.  Do they really realize just how good they have it?  I often wonder if they truly know how precious their education really is.  When I reflect on the movie He Named Me Malala or the journey that Malala took upon herself, I am absolutely blown away.  She is such an inspiration and a powerful voice for the education of girls.  When I try to begin to tell the story of Malala to my students, I am met with faces that just can’t seem to fathom the idea of being shot while going to school.  They simply can not wrap their minds around the injustice that happens throughout our world.  Things that we take for granted are things that others pray will open up for them.
The movie He Named Me Malala will air on National Geographic channel Monday night at 8 pm EST/7 pm Central time.  I would love for you to join me and watch this inspirational film.  If you have children, have them watch with you just so they can have somewhat of an understanding of just how precious their education truly is.
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 Davis 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.

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

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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