GCC’s Global Education Program Presents the Film “He Named Me Malala”

Batavia, New York — In continuing the year-long effort to provide dynamic programs focused on the theme “Education Around the World,” the Global Education Committee of Genesee Community College will present the film, “He Named Me Malala” on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at promptly 12:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at the Batavia Campus.

After the moving and heart-rending ‘read-out’ forum this past fall where GCC students and faculty shared excerpts from Malala Yousafzai’s book, “I am Malala,” members of the Global Education Committee decided to expand the offering on this contemporary topic to include the full, 88 minute movie about Malala. The film looks at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on the young Pakistani schoolgirl for her speaking out in support of girls’ education. After surviving the assassination attempt in 2012, her activism then took the global stage. She founded the Malala Fund to empower girls through education, was invited to speak before the United Nations, and she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The film about her life is rated PG13.

“Riveting, and at times overwhelming, “He Named Me Malala” is a highly inspirational and a delight to watch,” according to recent reviews. It is part-documentary, part animation, and part live action and is wholly narrated by Malala and her father. It is directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim.   

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come – first served. School groups from area high schools are encouraged to attend with advance notice to Nina Mortellaro, 585-343-0055 x 6228 or email nimortellaro@genesee.edu by February 3, 2016.  

For further information contact Donna Rae Sutherland, associate director of Marketing Communications at 585-343-0055 x 6616 or dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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