Malala became became a public figure when she was reported to be shot in her head after being propagating the girls equality rights in her native Swat valley in Pakistan.
Documentary subject and activist, Malala Yousafzai and father, Pakistani diplomat Ziauddin Yousafzai attended the star-studded “He Named Me Malala” New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on Thursday night.
The film illuminates the life of Malala Yousafzai, who, along with her father, was singled out by the Taliban for their outspoken views on the rights of girls to education.
The acclaimed film first opens in theaters in New York and LA on October 2nd and then expands nationwide on October 9th.
The 17 Global Goals are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the General Assembly just minutes after the youngest-ever Nobel Laureate addressed the Hall.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”.
Millions of children are suffering from “terrorism, displacement and denial of education”, Malala said, noting the heartbreaking photo of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi lying drowned on a Turkish sea shore and the tearful parents of girls abducted from their school in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram. The upcoming movie not only chronicles her life turning events like being awarded the Peace Prize and speaking at the United Nations, but also gives an insight into her ordinary days spent at school and at home with her brothers. She said she hoped to be able to meet him because she believed his words could ‘bring people together to work for the betterment of humanity’. The blonde beauty is a common name in India due to the block buster film “Avengers” and her role as Black Widow. The pregnant wife of Jared Kushner looked sensational in a strapless light grey dress with pleats and a silver brooch at the side.
Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and musician Raury also made their way to the red carpet joining actress Elizabeth Shue and actor Andrew Shue, and United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.