A few months ago, we were excited about the world premiere of He Named Me Malala, a documentary detailing the incredible journey of Malala Yousafzai. A must-see for parents and children (probably no younger than 10 years old on average), it’s a surprisingly light and accessible film, especially when you consider the subject matter. We see Malala as a young woman with strength and potential, relatable to young girls and teens everywhere.
Now Malala’s story will be shown on television! The commercial-free premiere of He Named Me Malala will be shown on the National Geographic channel on Monday, February 29, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central.
Watch a preview of the movie:
This is an excellent time to bring your family together and learn more about Malala, and even talk about global goal #5, which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Use this helpful Parent Discussion Guide to make the most out of your experience.
Malala’s dream is for every girl to realize the right to have an education, and we stand #withMalala! Whether or not you saw the film last fall in a theater, we hope you’ll join us in watching He Named Me Malala next week.
Take Action Challenge
Check your local listings, set your DVR, mark it on your calendar: Monday, February 29 on the National Geographic Channel (8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT). Participate in the online discussion by using the hashtag #withMalala.
BONUS: When you tweet the #withMalala hashtag between now and March 10, 21st Century Fox will donate $1 to the Malala Fund for every tweet with the hashtag. They’ll also donate $1 for every video created here. Seriously, check it out — you upload a picture and it creates a very cool video to show your support for education. It’s never been easier to support the Fund and girls’ education globally. Tell all your friends to get on board too!
- Like to tweet? Support girls’ ed? For every #withMalala tweet til 3/10 @21CF will donate $1 to @MalalaFund
- Tweet that you’re standing #withMalala + @21CF will donate $1 to @MalalaFund. Show girls everywhere you stand for their right to edu
Lead photo of Malala at the UN 70th Anniversary charter signing. Photo courtesy United Nations Foundation