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The Bozeman Doc Series continues Thursday, December 17th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center with a special event co-sponsored by Bozeman High’s PROJECT X² and a presentation of the critically-acclaimed documentary, He Named Me Malala.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Malala Fund, an organization working toward ensuring every girl has access to 12 years of free, safe, quality primary and secondary education. There will be a baked goods sale and clothing drive organized by Project X² in support of the Malala Fund in the Emerson lobby before the screening, as well as more information about both organizations.
He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. 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 for advocating for girls’ education. Since her miraculous recovery, Malala has become a leading campaigner for girls’ education worldwide. 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, Oscar-winning director
Davis Guggenheim gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life.
“An expectedly stirring portrait of the exceedingly smart and courageous Pakistani teenager who defied the Taliban and lived to tell the tale.” Justin Chang, Variety
“(A) gripping story, eloquently told.” Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
Project X² is a group of young women and men at Bozeman High School who seek to create a society conducive to equality, fairness, and safety by means of education. The club shares Eleanor Roosevelt’s conviction that “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” and aspires to eliminate the systems of oppression existent in our society and empower individuals to take action. Project X² Events Coordinator Carolina Garcia writes, “Because we see education to be a key tool of empowerment, He Named Me Malala particularly stood out to us. By helping to bring this film into our community, we hope to spread awareness about the importance of education, and to raise funds to support those who are not as privileged as those in our community in regard to accessing education.”