Last year in school my daughter’s class completed a “hero” project in which they were assigned an important figure in history – a hero – and they spent a few weeks researching them and preparing to tell the class about their hero. Audrey received Amelia Earhart as her hero, but one of the other little girls in the class received Malala Yousafzai. When I heard this I was so proud of my daughter’s school, and so happy that Audrey would get to learn even a little bit about what Malala an amazing girl she is, and how she continues to take a stand and make a difference in our world – especially for girls just like herself.
I am so excited to share with you that the powerful film documentary, He Named Me Malala, which is a portrait of the young Nobel Peace Prize winner and tells Malala’s incredible story will have its commercial-free television premiere Monday February 29 on the National Geographic channel at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT.
Wow. That’s a really long sentence. But I’m so excited about this that if I was talking to you in person it would have been a super-long, super-fast sentence anyway. But I digress.
If you haven’t heard about the film, or you need a little convincing – watch the trailer below. It is less than 2 minutes long, but in those 2 minutes I cheered, I cried, and I had chills. I promise, of anything you’ve watched today this will be the most worth your time.
I am so excited for the television premiere of this film, and proud to say that I stand with Malala and the right to education for every little girl. Be sure to tune in on February 29, 2016, on the National Geographic Channel at 8 pm EST – mark your calendars and be sure to watch with your family!