2020 Festival

Archived: He Named Me Malala (FREE)


In partnership with the Lansing Community College One Book #OneLCC project. This event is generously supported by the Lansing Community College Women’s History Collective.

*PLEASE NOTE: The theater at this venue is on the 2nd level (up one flight of stairs) and there is no elevator available.

Old Town Temple / 502 E Grand River, Lansing MI 48906 /    Alcohol offered

Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

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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 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.

Davis Guggenheim / 2015 / 88 minutes / English / United Arab Emirates

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True Wheel

Fender Bender, a women/trans/queer bike workshop collective, puts together the first bike-sharing program of Detroit. One bike at a time, they build community.

Nora Mandray / 2014 / 9 minutes / English / USA