Abu Dhabi company to screen film in camps
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