Friends, we are ridiculously blessed in this country. While America does have issues, my daughters and I have the freedom to seek as much education as we please, without fear of persecution. When I was a little girl, I knew that if I had a dream, I could achieve it! How many young girls around the world live in fear because they dare to seek something as simple as education?
That is Malala’s story. That is the fight she is leading. And here are 5 honest reasons you must see this documentary.
5 Reasons You Need to See the Documentary “He Named Me Malala”
- Hear Malala’s story told from her heart
According to the movie review from the Wall Street Journal, the film is just as much about Malala’s story as it is about the bond between her and her father and his strong support of her. Both Malala and her father do have incredible passion for justice. And it is so powerful to hear their story, told from their mouths. There is so much value and beauty in hearing something first hand versus reading a reporter’s interpretation of it.
- Learn how we can make a difference
She is fighting for the right for every young girl to have the freedom to obtain an education. But what does that have to do with me, here in Kansas? This documentary will move you to desire justice and freedom. And Malala has a team behind her that is working tirelessly. Learn more about the Malala Fund, what they are doing and how you can help. Awareness really is the first step.
- Empower girls in our own country
When I was lucky enough to listen to a live conference call with Malala herself, I heard her say that she wants all girls to experience the joys of education. I believe this film will help us appreciate the incredible blessing education is and even inspire young girls to have a hunger for more education instead of taking classes and colleges for granted.
- We cannot live in ignorance
Helen Keller once said, “We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.” Let us not live in apathy. Something as simple as watching a documentary can open your eyes to what is going on around the world.
- Inspiration to fight injustice wherever we see it
Yes, Malala’s cause is education for young girls. But just hearing her story can light a fire of a desire of justice within your heart. There is injustice in your hometown. Education for girls matters. Life matters. Begin to live your life with a purpose and be that positive change that your family, your town, your country needs you to be. If a young girl and her family can do it, so can we.
So go find a showing near you! (The closest to me in an hour away, I might have to make a girl’s night out or something). If there isn’t one nearby, spread the word! Use hashtag #StandWithMalala to spread the word about her documentary and her cause. And let’s be the positive change.