“He Named Me Malala” Public Screening and Discussion
at Chulalongkorn University, organised by the Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture (BALAC) International Programme, in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), as part of the HeForShe Arts Week 2017
The public screening and academic discussion of He Named Me Malala to be held on Monday 13 March 2017 (from 16.00–19.30) at Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building (9th Floor), Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, is an outcome of a fruitful and historic collaboration between the Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture (BALAC) International Programme of the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), particularly the organisation’s HeForShe campaign, of which emphasis is on the promotion of men’s strong commitment in and significant contribution to the campaign for women’s rights and gender equality.
He Named Me Malala (2015) is a documentary film which depicts the life of Malala Yousafzai (1997- ), a Pakistani activist who, in 2014, at the age of 17, became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. After having miraculously survived Taliban’s brutal attack for speaking out on girls and women’s rights to education and speaking against the prohibition of education for women imposed by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai lives not only to tell her tale but to continue working for the advancement of education, particularly that for women around the world, as reflected in her moving and momentous speech to the United Nations.
True to the spirit of the HeForShe campaign, He Named Me Malala also tells the touching story of the people behind Malala’s courage and success, particularly Ziauddin Yousafzai, her father, who was also the Director of the school she went to and the person who guided her on the path to becoming a campaigner for women’s rights in education. Apart from her father, the film gives credit to her two brothers, who have been her staunch supporters.
The Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture International Programme of the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, known in short as BALAC, offers courses on Cultural Studies, Gender Theories, Literary Studies, and Film Studies. One of the programme’s main objectives is to implement and improve the teaching and learning of gender theories, as well as to promote the notion of gender equality as fundamental rights and foundation for human rights, a notion which should be first and foremost for global citizens of the 21st century. In line with BALAC’s academic goal, the United Nation Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) aims to organise events which raise consciousness and strengthen young people’s awareness and knowledge of gender equality issues, particularly the ongoing campaign for women’s rights. Both BALAC and HeForShe, a campaign under UN Women, uphold such a noble objective and aim to carry out this shared goal through cultural activities, believing that the arts will bring about creative and powerful learning process, as well as cultivate a positive attitude and long-term change. The public screening and post-screening discussion of He Named Me Malala is therefore a suitable joint venture, one which brings together BALAC and UN Women in their commitment to gender equality in Thai society and beyond.
Programme of “He Named Me Malala” Public Screening and Discussion
The Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture (BALAC) International Programme of the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), cordially invites you to a public screening and discussion of He Named Me Malala on Monday 13 March 2017, from 16.00 to 19.30, at 9th floor, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
16.00 – 16.30 Registration and Refreshments
16.30 – 16.45 Welcome Remarks
– Associate Professor Kingkarn Thepkanjana, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
– Melissa Alvarado, Ending Violence against Women Programme Specialist/UNITE Programme Manage
(Darintip Chansit, Deputy Director of BALAC — MC)
16.45 – 18.15 Screening of “He Named me Malala” (2015)
18.15 – 19.15 Post–Screening Discussion and Q&A
– Melissa Alvarado, Ending Violence against Women Programme Specialist/UNITE Programme Manager
– BALAC student representatives: Emarin Binsri, Anna Lawattanatrakul andPongsavat Tanskul
(Moderated by Dr Verita Sriratana, Deputy Director of BALAC)
Subtitles are only available in English.
Online registration is available at https://goo.gl/forms/8WKF0moWzf3xJvJL2
Facebook Event’s Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/422332141443531/
Walk–in registration is also available and free of charge.
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