Malala to attend Oscar Nominees Luncheon – The Hollywood Reporter
Malala Yousafzaithe Pakistani activist who in 2014, at just 17, became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize ever, attends the Oscar Nominees Lunch – a pre-Oscars gathering by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to whom they all belong. This year’s Oscar nominees are invited along with one more – on February 13, The Hollywood Reporter learned.
Yousafzai is an executive producer of Joshua Sefteland Stranger at the Gatenominee for the best documentary short Oscar, and will be present as a guest of Seftel.
The film, which is distributed by The New Yorker Studios, centers on Bibi Bahamian Afghan refugee in a small town in Indiana who meets a US Marine who plans to bomb his local mosque, and at that moment the story takes an unexpected turn.
Yousafzai joined Stranger at the Gate as an EP in early 2023 after sending a copy of it for viewing. She said in a statement at the time: “This film is a truly powerful story of forgiveness and redemption. I hope the film challenges all viewers to question their assumptions and show kindness to everyone they meet.”
She also introduced a screening of the film on January 13 in London, noting that the film is consistent with her own worldview: “I have always tried to convey the message tell people instead of judging Islam or Muslims based on some news. reports, you have to make that judgment based on meeting Muslim people. (See the video below.)
And on March 1, she and Seftel – the last of them appeared on MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan’s presentation on Sunday – will participate in a discussion about the film in Los Angeles.