Abu Dhabi com­pany to screen film in camps

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UAE pro­duc­tion house Im­age Na­tion is to bring the in­spir­ing story of No­bel peace lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai to the big screen across Syr­ian refugee camps in Jor­dan.

Work­ing with Film Aid In­ter­na­tional, the acclaimed doc­u­men­tary He Named Me Malala will be screened in camps in three lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Emi­ratiJor­da­nian Camp run by the Emi­rates Red Cres­cent and UNICEF in Mra­jeeb Al Fhoud.

The film doc­u­ments the life of the Pak­istani teenager, who sur­vived a gun shot wound to the head at the hands of the Tal­iban af­ter speak­ing out for women’s ed­u­ca­tion.

The screen­ings for girls and boys aged 12-18 is de­signed to in­spire and ed­u­cate young people and their par­ents over the next two months.

The mo­bile screen­ings also aim to raise aware­ness of women’s rights among the refugees and will be fol­lowed by work­shops for par­tic­i­pants to voice their views on fe­male ed­u­ca­tion.

This lat­est out­reach in Jor­dan is part of a 12-month global cam­paign called Stand #with­Malala to pro­mote chil­dren’s right to ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port ed­u­ca­tion for Syr­ian refugee chil­dren through Malala’s #NotLost fund.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of FilmAid In­ter­na­tional, Keefe Mur­ren, said the pro­gramme is a poignant weapon in the fight By Shoshana Ke­dem for fe­male refugees’ ed­u­ca­tion.

“A refugee her­self, Malala chal­lenges girls to be brave, not just in fight­ing for their own ed­u­ca­tion, but in bravely imag­in­ing a fu­ture when that fight is no longer nec­es­sary,” he said.

“Movies re­mind us that we are au­thors of our own sto­ries, and that each one of us is ca­pa­ble of chang­ing the nar­ra­tive,” he added.

CAM­PAIGNER: Malala is fight­ing to en­sure girls in the de­vel­op­ing world are ed­u­cated

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