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Friday, February 26, 2016

Breakfast #WithMalala - He Named Me Malala

I remember when I first heard about this girl Malala. I was intrigued. So I rented the book from our library. I read it and found it quite inspiring.
It's so refreshing to see a young girl care for people outside of her immediate circle.

Malala is definitely a young heroine. I'm glad her story is told so that many can see that even children can effect positive changes and make a difference in the lives of others.

Will you watch He Named Me Malala on February 29th? 
Does your family like documentaries? 
Are you active in your community in any way? 



The DVD Documentary:

While reading the book, there were photos of Malala and her family throughout the pages. However, watching the documentary and seeing the clips with her and her family, somehow makes her come alive in a personal way.
I didn't see much or even remember seeing her on the news, when she was shot, so it was nice to see her laughing and playing with her family.

This documentary also makes me turn my mind to my father. Malala has a one of a kind father. A father who saw her heart. Who loved her dearly and encouraged her to fly.
I wish just to see my father's face.



If every father should care so much for their daughters....their children. How much more growth and positive livelihoods we would all enjoy in our societies. .


It is amazing that in this year 2016, we have women and girls still striving and fighting for education. In this one clip they showed from Kenya, none of the children in that school had a parent who was educated. And what a wonderful thing for these parents to see the value of educating their own child. Even if it stops at grades 9 or 10!




Malala's father love education so much that he started his own school! What a contribution to the world! Teachers are like springs, they just go on and on with whatever work they began in a child.



We can all see why education is so important. Trust me, even the guys who don't want people educated knows why. Without education, a mind can be controlled in any way for good or evil.

So many seems surprised when Mullah Fahzullah came to the Swat Valley, where Malala used to live, that he was peaceful and being nice. Of course he was. That is how dictatorship begins...or at least one way! Wolves to the slaughter!

"Education was a threat to them. Education gives you the power to question things. To Challenge things. To be Independent." - Malala's Father


Just imagine hearing bombings and gunfire all the time. That can make you live in survival mode.
I remember in my country how often you'd hear gunshots from gang members and police shootouts. I grew up in that and never can stand the sound of a car back-firing or even fireworks.
The people of Afghanistan living through that daily, must give cause for terrible anxiety each day!


If Malala goes back to Swat, she'll be shot. They have threatened to do so. But all she wants to do is to go back to see her home....just once.
So she feels being in England is maybe just for a time....


I enjoyed watching the documentary. It was straightforward and not too graphic. I haven't watched it as yet with my children, but I think it will be alright for them to see it.

Will you watch He Named Me Malala on February 29th? 
Does your family like documentaries? 
Are you active in your community in any way? 


He Named Me Malala
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm est/7 pm cst


About the Movie:
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 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.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.


Guggenheim makes use of beautiful animated paintings to depict the Malala of lore, after whom the famous teen is named, imbuing her life with a sense of manifest destiny.



Through interviews with Malala, we get to know her as a relatable, three-dimensional figure preoccupied with typical concerns ("will I make friends with the girls at my new school?") and larger global worries ("will I ever see my country again in peace?") It's both humanizing and inspiring. Bravo!





Social Corner:

Website: http://www.henamedmemalalamovie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeNamedMeMalala





This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.



Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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24 comments :

  1. I need to watch this movie. I want to learn more about this story.

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  2. Malala is truly an inspiration to women, girls, and people everywhere. I should watch this movie with my kiddos.

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  3. Malala is an inspiration to us all she is a real hero!

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  4. I didn't watch this but I need to. I love documentaries, in fact the entire family does.

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  5. My son's junior high rented an entire theater and took all of the students! I can support that kind of education.

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  6. The DVD Documentary will inspire a lot of people. Education should never be ignored in a child's future.

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  7. Definitely on my list. very inspirational and Malala deserves recognition.

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  8. She is so beautiful! Her inner beauty and her outer beauty. Thank you for sharing <3

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  9. She is beautiful! So inspirational post, thanks for sharing this.

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  10. Malala is a real inspiration for us, thanks for sharing such great post. I would like to watch this documentary!

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  11. She is a wonderful woman to have accomplished so much at such a young age and I can't wait to watch the documentary!

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  12. Such a great post, will definitely have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is a powerful story of a strong young woman! Love it!

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  14. I can't wait to see this movie. I love her story!

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  15. Malala is everything you want your daughter to be. I love how she fought to raise awareness and how driven she is. She is truly admirable.

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  16. I'll definitely watch. Her story is amazing.

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  17. I have been so impressed with this courageous young lady ever since I first heard of the assassination attempt on her life. I prayed for her and was so thrilled that she not only lived and has recovered, but she continues to advocate for equal education right for repressed girls and women everywhere, with no fear of consequences.

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  18. An admirable woman. I heard of her story and her recovery. A great example.

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  19. I would be interested in watching it. You already know I'm a huge proponent of education.

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  20. An admirable story and a woman, she gives a great example to the world. I will definitely watch the movie.

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  21. I enjoyed the book as well and wrote a post about it. She is definitely inspiring! I don't think I'll see the movie in the theater but I would watch it at home!

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  22. I got major goosebumps watching the video! Malala is such an inspiring young woman!

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  23. I definitely want to see this film. I am going to make it a point to watch this....I am sure this probably deserved an Oscar nod too.

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  24. I watched the documentary. She is a very strong girl

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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