The next installment in Sustainable Ballard’s Meaningful Movies series is set for this Sunday, July 31, from 5:30 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church (5710 22nd Ave NW).
The documentary film He Named me Malala will be screened which features the story 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.
The film, put together by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim shows how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.
Sustainable Ballard confirms that the film is appropriate for children ages 10+ and encourage families with older children to attend.
Following the screening, attendees will hear from a representative of RESULTS, a non-profit organization of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.