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Telling Malala's story
2013-07-17 11:56:51
WAM ABU DHABI, July 17th, 2013 (WAM) -- Image Nation, a division of Abu Dhabi Media is collaborating with Parkes + MacDonald Productions to produce a feature-length documentary film on Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head and left for dead by Taliban thugs last October.

"Malala Yousafzai has become a beacon of hope and a champion of education for girls," the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper commented in its today's editorial.

Now her voice, and her message, will be amplified through a feature-length documentary film that will go into production later this month and will be directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim. Parkes + MacDonald Productions will make the film with Image Nation, a division of Abu Dhabi Media, providing another example of the emirate's emerging film business, "The National" said.

Speaking at the UN, Malala noted humbly that the UN-designated Malala Day is "not my day thousands of people have been killed by the terrorists and millions have been injured. I am just one of them." She offered a simple remedy for the ignorance and savagery that nearly killed her: "Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons." They are indeed, and a film that helps spread her message will be a worthy adjunct to this important mission.

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