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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: He Named Me Malala
April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chartiers Valley School District and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
present a Film Screening and Panel Discussion
He Named Me Malala
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Chartiers Valley High School/Middle School Auditorium
About the Documentary
“HE NAMED ME MALALA is a 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 (she turned 18 this past July) 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. Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us a 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.”
Dr. Noor Afshan Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Her father was a Pakistani Air Force Officer and along with her mother (a teacher) and three brothers, lived all over Pakistan on Air Force bases. She spent some years in the Northern province of Pakistan, KPK, a culturally similar and adjacent area near where Malala lived. Dr. Khan primarily studied in government schools and completed her MD at Aga Khan University in Karachi. She trained and has practiced medicine in Western Pennsylvania for twenty years at Mercy Hospital and is also part of the teaching faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.
Nadia Khawaja was raised in South Florida and in the suburbs of Atlanta. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Homeland Security, where she served in various leadership roles at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She is highly involved in outreach efforts for the Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh.
Admission is free, but registration is required. The film is rated PG 13.