This Monday night my family has a date with the TV. Normally this only happens these days — in the age of Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix — for big awards shows and the Superbowl, but we plan to see HE NAMED ME MALALA, which will premiere commercial-free on National Geographic Channel Feb. 29 at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
The film is a must-see for anyone who cares about the global plight of education for girls and who values inspiring stories about extraordinary young women. This documentary about Malala Yousafzai, who at age 17 became the youngest individual to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). His documentaries are always worth watching, because whether they are about climate change or the state of public education in the United States, his films make you want to take action.
After watching I AM MALALA, your family will want to support Malala’s cause to help girls everywhere gain access to education. One easy way you can help right now is to get on social media and use the #withMalala hashtag before March 10th:
Watch the I AM MALALA trailer:
From acclaimed filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”), HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life, story, and personal journey as a leading campaigner for girls’ education around the globe.