International Women’s Day Celebration : Film Screening & Talk @ the Jane Dundas Library.

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International Women’s Day Celebration : Film Screening & Talk @ the Jane Dundas Library.
Saturday March 12, 2016 @ 2pm
In Celebration of International Women’s Day, the Jane/Dundas Library is presenting a screening of the 2015 documentary film, He Named Me Malala, with an introduction by Sahar Zaidi who is the Project Coordinator for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) and the Vice President of the Toronto Chapter of the CCMW.
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. (Synopsis source: henamedmemalalamovie.com)

 

ABOUT THE FILM

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

For more information call 416-394-1014 or visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
The Jane/Dundas Branch is located at 620 Jane Street on the SouthWest corner of the Jane and Dundas intersection.

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