Fox Searchlight and Davis Guggenheim’s
‘He Named Me Malala’ will be screened at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival
Watch this fearless teenager, Malala Yousafzai, start an international movement to promote female education
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 28th, 2015: Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India brings you Fox Searchlight and Davis Geggenheim’s ‘He Named Me Malala’ on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 4.30 pm, Regal, Colaba. A compilation of real footage and interviews, this powerful film chronicles the journey of the youngest ever Noble Prize laureate and Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai.
This inspirational film documents true events of incidents leading up to the Talibans' attack on the young Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out in support of educating girls. It also documents the aftermath and her speech to the United Nations. The film is releasing in theaters on across India.
“I am really looking forward to seeing "He Named Me Malala", the story of this extraordinary human rights advocate who has the inner strength and vision to fearlessly stand up for what she believes in”, said fervent admirer and Chairperson, Kiran Rao.
Festival Director, Anupama Chopra further added, “Malala is a profoundly inspiring real-life hero and we are thrilled to have her story screening at MAMI”
‘He Named Me Malala’ will be screened at:
1st Screening Fri, October 30 Regal, Colaba
2nd Screening Sun, November 01 PVR Juhu
3rd Screening Mon, November 02 PVR Phoenix
The Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India will be held in Mumbai from . The film screenings will take place at PVR Juhu, PVR Citi Mall, Andheri, PVR LP, Phoenix Mills, PVR Ghatkopar and Regal-Colaba. To attend the festival, viewers can register online at http://in.bookmyshow.com/
mami/ or visit registration counters at the festival venues listed above.
JIO MAMI VISION 2015
The Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival is an inclusive movie feast. We showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema - art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood and Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world. The festival is run by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image popularly known as MAMI. This is a space where we revel in the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion for movies. We want Jio MAMI to be shorthand for excellence in cinema.
ABOUT JIO MAMI
Mumbai - the financial capital of India is also the epicentre of the Indian film industry. The city plays such a major role in production and dissemination of Indian films and television programmes that it is widely known by its acronym 'Bollywood'. In 1997, a group of film industry stalwarts headed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee founded the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) as a not-for-profit Trust. Their main objective was to organise an annual International Film Festival which the film industry and the country could be proud of. MAMI has been organising the festival for the last 16 years and aims to foster a climate of good cinema. MAMI engages people from all walks of life across the city and country who enjoy and love good cinema. It is Mumbai’s only film festival that is entirely created and run by film professionals and a group of members from corporate India. Appreciation of good cinema, stripped off all the limiting labels of art and commercial, can only come about through exposure to the best of films the world has to offer. The Festival is the first step in that direction.
In their Mission Statement in 1997, the MAMI Board of Trustees said, "We feel it is the need of the hour to disseminate and inculcate good cinema among Indian audiences. The only way to achieve this is to celebrate cinema by hosting an International Film Festival in Mumbai, India 's film and entertainment capital. MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is committed to start Mumbai's first independent international film festival organized by practicing film makers."
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About He Named Me Malala -
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 (she turns 18 this 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.
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.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." – Malala