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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Davis Guggenheim’s Untitled Malala Yousafzai Project

Sundance like their share of star-studded world premiere screenings and I can’t think of a bigger one than this Nobel Peace prize winner. Davis Guggenheim began filming the docu-portrait on Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai back in July of 2012, and her timeline only got filled with more film “content” worthy moments including her being the youngest winner in the history of the prize. A favorite filmmaker of the festival with showings of his An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, and Waiting For Superman, this became a mega philanthropic project when Participant Media jumped aboard.

Gist: This is a look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Production Co./Producers: Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.

Prediction: Documentary Premieres section.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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