'Malala' Director Davis Guggenheim on Making the Film: I Thought About My Own Daughters

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'Malala' Director Davis Guggenheim on Making the Film: I Thought About My Own Daughters
Wed, September 30, 2015

By Carmen Triola

The L.A. premiere, held on Sept. 29 at the Microsoft Theater, featured a video message from First Lady Michelle Obama.

When Davis Guggenheim sets out to make a new movie — like his documentaries An Inconvenient Truth and the upcoming He Named Me Malala — he thinks of family first.

"I always make a movie with a certain audience in mind," the director tells The Hollywood Reporter. "When I made An Inconvenient Truth, I imagined my cousins who live in Ohio who are Republicans. I imagined them watching the movie and hoping to convince them that climate change was real. But with [Malala], I thought a lot about my own daughters, and [convincing] them that Malala [Yousafzai's] story is inspirational and that her cause is broad." Read more here.

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