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He Named Me Malala - Movie Night!


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 of education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. 

"A chronicle of Malala's achievements alone would make for a fascinating documentary; what sets this film apart is how viewers meet not only the Malala the role model, but also Malala the teenager."
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media

"A fittingly poignant treatment of an inspiring subject."
Dan Jolin, Empire

"Scenes of Malala at home in Birmingham, England, where she and her family moved after the attack, show a fairly typical adolescent, teasing, and being teased by, two brothers." 
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"This is, in fact, a surprisingly bright-spirited and profoundly moving portrait of Malala." 
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

There will be an Admission fee of $5 Please RSVP by calling 508-636-4177 or by emailing

Earlier Event: June 22
Talk with Peter Pereira
Later Event: July 7
Seeking the Line - Reception