In association with Fox Searchlight, and with the support of New Ireland Assurance,
Plan International Ireland is hosting an exclusive screening of 'HE NAMED ME MALALA'.

Due to exceptional demand and interest, the Irish Premiere of ‘He Named me Malala’ is SOLD OUT.


Exclusive, private screening of 'HE NAMED ME MALALA' // The story of Malala Yousafzai

when & where

Wednesday, October 28th // Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7 // Light refreshments from 6pm.


Due to exceptional demand and interest, this screening is SOLD OUT

“He Named Me Malala”

Directed by David Gunningheim (An Inconvenient Truth, From the Sky Down etc.), ‘He Named Me Malala’ is the story of one girl’s fight for justice. For equality.

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai’s forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder.

They thought they would silence her. They failed. In fact, they made her voice even louder. This is her story.

“Moviegoers hankering for a female superhero film needn’t wait for “Wonder Woman.” A big screen heroine of astounding power swoops into theatres this week, caped in a hijab, a backpack full of books slung over her shoulder, a crooked smile the reminder of her fearlessness. […] Told with enough sensitivity for children and enough sophistication for adults, “He Named Me Malala” is the rare documentary that plays as a family film.”

New York Times ****

“Guggenheim, who previously directed the Academy Award-winning Al Gore climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the public education expose “Waiting for Superman,” has a knack for finding the human moments in a politically or scientifically complex subject. This time he’s made a movie composed almost entirely of such moments, and they reveal the duality of Malala’s life.”

LA Times *****



In July 2013, Malala spoke to UN.

This is her speech as told by the girls of the developing world.

“So here I stand…   one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”