After months in a hospital bed, Malala picked up right where she left off in her fight to give every girl the chance to get an education. She has become an activist and symbol for girls’ and women’s rights around the world. In December 2014, she became the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Oscar-winning documentary director Davis Guggenheim spent 18 months with Malala and her family, capturing her travels to schools across the world as well as her quite normal family life in Birmingham, England. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Guggenheim to talk about his new film, “He Named Me Malala,” which will be released tomorrow.
By the end of the film, Guggenheim really wants viewers — including his two daughters — to realize that Malala is just an “ordinary girl in a very small town, and she became extraordinary because she made a really tough choice: to risk her life for what she believed.”
Guggenheim says, “There are girls everywhere who have that feeling of ‘if Malala can do it, I can do it.’”
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Member, LEED for Homes committee; US Green Building Council Houston chapter (2009)
Liaison to Tampa Hadassah board; Young Judaea (2008)
Graduate, Jewish Leadership Training program; Federation (Overland Park and Tampa)
Liaison to Greater Kansas City Hadassah board; Young Judaea (2006-2008)
Executive Board Member, Recording Secretary; Congregation Ohev Sholom (2006-2008)
Board Member, Congregation Ohev Sholom Sisterhood (2004-2006)
Graduate, Hadassah Leadership Academy; Greater Kansas City (2003-2005)
Member, Flag Football Tournament Committee; Safehome (2004-2005)
Representative, Federation emergency preparedness committee; MCHE (2004-2005)
Board Member, Israel Spirit Committee at JCC; Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission Kansas City (2003-2005)
Member, IT Department emergency evacuation team; H&R Block (2003-2004)
Secretary, Toastmasters; H&R Block club (2003-2004)
Volunteer Driver, Meals-on-Wheels (2004)
Team Captain, soccer team; Corporate Challenge (2003)
Team Co-Captain, donation/party planning committee; Operation Breakthrough (2003)
Team Captain, fundraisers; Junior Achievement and Big Brothers/Big Sisters (2003-2004)
Member, Kid’s Konnection parent committee; at Jewish Community Center (2002-2005)
Co-planner, IT department offsite summer team building event (2002)
Member, planning committee for Bring Your Child to Work Day (2002)
Member, committee for corporate-wide competency selection process (2002)
Member, committee Job Shadow Day and Bowl-a-thon, Junior Achievement (2001-2002)
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