Now a household name, Malala Yousafzai is both an extraordinary leader and an ordinary teen. After the Taliban’s attack on the young Pakistani school girl, she became an outspoken advocate for education and girls’ rights, as well as the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history.
Date: Sunday, February 21, 12PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100
Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning director and producer, whose work includes Waiting for Superman, It Might Get Loud, and An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, a 2007 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary. In 2008, Guggenheim produced and directed President Barack Obama’s biographical film A Mother’s Promise. In 2012 he produce The Road We’ve Travelled,for Obama’s 2012 campaign. In 2013, Guggenheim directed Teach, a two-hour television special about what’s working in America’s public schools — specifically that at the heart of every great education is great teaching. He worked closely with Malala and her family, filming their life in Birmingham, England, as well as their travels to numerous countries around the world as they talk about the power of education and its ability to transform a young person’s life. Guggenheim is currently working on a documentary special for HBO featuring the band U2. Guggenheim has also directed many television series including Deadwood, NYPD Blue and 24.