A few years ago I watched the movie premiere about how women are represented in the media. The name of the movie was Miss Representation. I loved it so much that I wanted my daughters to see the movie so that they two could become more aware of the discrepancies of the representation of women in the world. This seemed liked such a small but significant act. As it happened a while later, the world was introduced to a 12 year old girl named Malala Yousafzai. This remarkable child has also given my daughter the fortitude to know that she too can make a difference. By choosing a program in International Development and Globalization, I know that she was influenced by reading Malala’s book when it came out. If you’ve never read the book you should really pick one up (its a great gift for any tween, teen or young adult in your life).
This Monday February 29 at 8 ET you can tune into the National Geographic Channel for a commercial-free television premiere of He Called Me Malala. It is a film about the Nobel Prize Winner, her life and her continued fight for the right of girls to go to school. Today, there remains 66 million girls that do not attend school. Those numbers are staggering to me. She continues to focus on her cause and as such You can visit supportmalala.com to easily create a (very cool) custom Facebook profile video to show your support. For every person who participates through March 10, 21st Century Fox will donate $1 to the Malala Fund. A $1 donation will also be made for every tweet using the hashtag #withMalala during this time period, for a total donation of up to $50,000.
You can also lend your support by tweeting:
- Like to tweet? Support girls’ ed? For every #withMalala tweet til 3/10 @21CF will donate $1 to @MalalaFund
- Tweet that you’re standing #withMalala + @21CF will donate $1 to @MalalaFund. Show girls everywhere you stand for their right to education
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.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Nat Geo. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.