Education Blog

Student Screenings of "He Named Me Malala"

By Education Department 09.15.15

An intimate portrait of 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 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 is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund, and recently became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.


Monday, September 21, 4pm
FREE Preview Screening for Teachers
Middle and high school teachers are invited to join JBFC staff for a special preview screening of He Named Me Malala, followed by an informal group discussion of the film, and how it can be used to spark meaningful conversations in your classroom.

Tuesday, October 20, 10am: Student screening for grades 6 - 8. SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, October 21, 10am: Student screening for grades 9 - 12

Thursday, October 22, 4pm: Screening for after-school and community groups

We're working on arranging speakers for these screenings -- stay tuned! For more information, and to reserve a block of tickets for a screening, email

*Please note: we can accommodate a maximum of 80 students per school, and tickets are first come, first served. 


He Named Me Malala discussion guide, curriculum, and student toolkit are available at under "Campaign Resources".