Davis Guggenheim

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You named her after a girl, who spoke out and was killed… It’s almost as if you said “She’ll be different”.

Watch the new trailer for Davis Guggenheim’s documentary He Named Me Malala, which tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

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“For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.”

Malala Yousafzai continues to inspire and surprise in the moving and inspirational new documentary He Named Me Malala. Read an interview with director Davis Guggenheim here.

a documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the edge, jimmy page and jack white.

dir.: davis guggenheim
music / documentary
2008

jimmy page
the edge
jack white

fact:

- all 3 participants have featured in music from a james bond opening credits. jimmy page reveals that he played on goldfinger whilst the edge and jack white contributed title tracks to goldeneye and quantum of solace respectively.

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He Named Me Malala (2015)

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

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WE ARE CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER

There are seven billion people on earth of all different shapes and sizes, different ethnicities and cultures, languages and customs. We like to define ourselves as individuals and think of ourselves as truly unique, but the experiences and emotions that we feel, are shared. They unite us. 

Science has proven that all currently living humans descend from a Mitochondriaial Eve and a Biological Adam. Although we may look different on the outside, we are 99.9% genetically identical. It’s that 0.1% that gives us our own identity. 

THE DREAM

There’s a forest in central Utah, called Pando, that is comprised of 47,000 quaking aspen trees; all connected by one, giant root structure. While each tree might look slightly different on the surface, the entire forest is actually a single, living organism. When one tree gets sick, the roots feed it additional nutrients to nurse it back to health. Like Pando, we’re dependent on one another for survival. The forest is harmonious; able to co-exist with the species that surround it.

THE NIGHTMARE

In the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon, exists the largest living organism on Earth. The honey mushroom covers over 2,200 acres and spreads underground, killing trees by attacking and feeding off of their roots as it grows. 

There are those who suggest that the human race is an infestation – as we  exponentially grow, we sap Earth’s natural resources and kill every other species in the ecosystem. 

WHO ARE WE?

So, which is it? Are we one, harmonious family unit that feeds and protects each other and works to co-exist with our planet (like Pando)? Or, are we collectively destroying that which surrounds us, like the honey mushroom? Or, both? Or, neither?

When a show you used to love has gotten crappy, but it keeps getting renewed

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Seriously, did every single writer across the board decide to kill or write off minorities this season? They killed Black Canary on Arrow, the original female lead for no damn reason other than what we all know in our souls to be because of a fandom ship. they had two of the only five established queer characters in the vampire diaries/originals universe kill themselves. A universe that has a fuckton of characters and somehow there’s only five queer recurring or quest characters, four of which are now dead. Abbie Mills, the female lead of sleepy hollow for three seasons was killed off for no reason once again and without anyone even grieving her after being sidelined for whatever white female showed up for two seasons. They fast-forwarded through her funeral and everyone’s reaction to her death but not before finally, after three seasons, having a certain co-lead admit they loved her. Lexa from the 100 was shot by a stray bullet ala buffy which is disgusting on so many levels and I didn’t even like the character or the relationship she was in. Oh then lincoln on the same show was brutally murdered, one of the only black characters who were portrayed as a “good guy” on a show that generally makes the poc out to be savages. And now, Teen Wolf wrote off another female lead after sidelining her for a whole season and a half and then pretended she was coming back. This is after having the character send the main bad to hell but having the former female lead who died almost three seasons ago be the one attributed with saving the day because Scott had a memory of her. And now, after kicking the actor off the show, they’ve apparently invited back ian bohen, a man who tried to publically humilate her. And have even hinted that the white-passing villian who she saved the day from might actually be alive meanwhile her character is banished to new mexico never to be seen again. Oh, and then agents of shield gave  two characters that have only been on the show for maybe a season and doesn’t even have a fanbase a spinoff that might not even get picked up but they got their own show because what we really needed was another straight couple where the man treats the more capable woman as his property.

Is anyone seeing a pattern here? It’s not even the deaths or write offs or backtracking on diversity that’s getting to me because if it was contained to one show fine but how is all this shit literally happening in the span of a few weeks? There’s no way this is some big coincidence unless each of these writers are just that incredibly terrible and somehow all came to the same conclusion on what to do with these characters. How did we have such great strides towards diversity like korrasami and sleepy hollow having a mostly black and female cast and teen wolf showing an interracial relationship with no white people to whatever this bs is currently on tv. All these shows have caused their fans to hate them and each character is subsequently probably going to being replaced by someone straight, white, and/or male. Seriously, who is making these decisions and why does none of these writers see the issues with how they’re portraying people or writing their shows?

***Edit, somehow i forgot about the walking dead killing off one of it’s only two lesbian characters which should kind of be an indicator that there’s far too much of this bullshit going on. No matter what group you identify in if it isn’t the “default” white, straight, male, and cis then you’re in danger of dying or being sent away. That’s not even counting all the shows i’m not watching or just haven’t got a chance to catch up on.

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