WEB DESK: ‘He named me Malala’ shortlisted among the top 15 documentaries for nomination in the 88th Academy Awards for Best feature-documentary of 2015.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Tuesday unveiled its short list of 15 documentary features that will be considered for an Oscar nomination. The documentary is made by Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room taking a personal angle on Malala Yousufzai’s life.
Malala Yousufzai is the youngest noble peace prize recipient for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. She survived an attack by Taliban gunman who shot her in head in 2012. She has been a two-time Noble Peace Prize Nominee.
The list of all 15 documentaries is as follows:
“Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music
“Best of Enemies,” Sandbar
“Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions
“He Named Me Malala,” Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room
“Heart of a Dog,” Canal Street Communications
“The Hunting Ground,” Chain Camera Pictures
“Listen to Me Marlon,” Passion Pictures
“The Look of Silence,” Final Cut for Real
“Meru,” Little Monster Films
“3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC
“We Come as Friends,” Adelante Films
“What Happened, Miss Simone?,” RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker
“Where to Invade Next,” Dog Eat Dog Productions
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Pray for Ukraine Productions