Directed by Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner is about a headstrong young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq andShaista Latif star…
Something about the look and feel of this animation reminds me of the kinds of stories and children’s books I used to read as an eight year-old. Therefore I must watch.
The story of Malala Yousafzai is one that has been extensively covered in the world media (more so in the west). So much so that as I watched the Davis Guggenheim directed He Named Me Malala, I found there to be very little I wasn’t already aware of.
This is not to say that watching He Named Me Malala was a redundant exercise, because I welcomed the opportunity to learn a little more about Malala’s home town and the events that lead to the reason everyone knows her name today.
Guggenheim’s documentary tells you Malala’s story from before she was born to how her life has irrevocably changed since the fateful incident when the Taliban aimed a gun t her head and fired. Her crime, going to school.
I enjoyed learning about Malala; the strong, intelligent and brave teenager who also happens to be incredibly wise beyond her years. I also welcomed the glimpse into the beautiful relationship between Malala and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai as well as her relationship with her two younger brothers.
As I watched and learned of several unsettling statistics about how millions of people, especially girls around the world are deprived an education, I was reminded of just how true the following statement is.
‘When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace’ _ Jimi Hendrix
The very impatient side of me just really wishes that ‘when’ were a date rather than a question because change for the good of the many seems to be the kind that always takes far too long to arrive.
Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Davis Guggenheim ‘He Named Me Malala follows the events before and after the Talibans’ attack on Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, shot in the head for speaking her mind on girls’ right to education.
I’m looking forward to learning more about one of my heroes, Malala Yousazai and her extra ordinary parents.