Scene & Heard: He Named Me Malala and Maria in Nobody's Land

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Scene & Heard is San Antonio's first ever feminist film festival, paying tribute to the women changing San Antonio and the world beyond. Celebrate the voices of women and share the conversation regarding our ongoing historic struggles.

The first night of the festival will feature:

  • He Named Me Malala - A 2015 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim, the film presents the young Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who has spoken out for the rights of girls, especially the right to education, since she was very young. The film recounts how she miraculously survived and has become even more eloquent in her quest after being hunted down and shot by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization’s violent opposition to girls’ education in the Swat Valley in Pakistan.
  • María in Nobody’s Land - An unprecedented and intimate look at the extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the U.S. Doña Inés, a 60 year old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America, with only $30 in their pockets. During their harrowing journey, the three women encounter prostitution, slave trade, rape, kidnapping and even death, in an unwavering quest for a better life. In making this documentary, a team of six journalists and filmographers rode with migrants on the tops of trains and slept in migrant shelters.



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