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Malala's Interview With Emma Watson

Global icons bond over feminism

Posted: 06.11.15
Malala's Interview With Emma Watson

It's been another major week for Malala Yousafzai - her documentary He Named Me Malala has just been released in cinemas nationwide, and she caught up with one of her own heroines. A live interview between the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Harry Potter actress turned supermodel and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma, was watched by over 10,000 school children and teachers in 80 cinemas across the UK to mark the opening of the Into Film Festival. The Q&A session was beamed live via satellite from Birmingham into cinemas nationwide following the ‘Pupils’ Premiere’ of new film He Named Me Malala, out today. The Q & A opened with a conversation between the two young women which covered a variety of topics including education and identifying with feminism as a symbol of human equality. Emma also asked Malala questions submitted by students and teachers across the UK which ranged from Malala’s ambitions for the future, her favourite teacher and her advice for the young people watching.

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 in July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. The film is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman).

The interview can be watched on Emma's Facebook page. www.facebook.com/emmawatson

He Named Me Malala is released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 6 November by Fox Searchlight Pictures. http://www.henamedmemalala.co.uk
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