DIPLOMANTIQ attended the premiere of the movie ‘He Named Me Malala’, hosted by ‘Imagenation‘ in Abu Dhabi, UAE on the 28th of October to meet the young global icon and to hear her talk about her journey so far…
By Malak Obaidi | Media Contributor | 29 October 2015
“I tell my story not because it’s unique but because it’s not.”
‘He Named Me Malala’ allows us to to gain an intimate insight into the life of the young global icon that took the world by storm with her courageous, campaigning journey so far. Above all, it is a mainstream movie that sheds light on the suffering of others – in particularly that of woman and children – and calls for viewer participation in improving the lives of those living in hardships around the world. Whether through raising awareness in their local community, pooling together resources, or campaigning and advocating the cause – particularly targeting the more privileged movie audiences.
The story of Malala is one of pain and suffering beyond measure.. but it is also a story of resilience, progress and hope. Her story is shared by the millions of young people suffering across the world, unaware of the causes and the consequences to that which has befallen them, nor the reasons as to why.
Through captivating and powerful visuals, the movie provides an insight into her life at present. As well as a moving retelling of the life changing events that placed her in the public eye. Malala’s unwavering focus to educate spectators on important global matters including human rights, the refugee crisis as well as education, connects her to her namesake – Malalai of Maiwand – the legendary, young Afghan hero who ignited the spirits of her fellow Afghans and fought invading forces until her martyrdom in the 19th century.
“It is better to live like a lion for one day, then to live like a slave for a hundred years.” – Malalai of Maiawand
It is clear however, the connection between both young girls extends beyond their mere name, purposely chosen by Malala’s father, but in their quest for justice – intertwining in a timeless, poetic way.
Watching this movie is an opportunity to allow yourself to consciously assess our individual and collective purpose on earth, and where, what and how we can progress in it…
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