IDA Conversation Series: Davis Guggenheim
Series Interviewer Ben Mankiewicz
October’s IDA Conversation Series event spotlights the exceptional films and remarkable career of Davis Guggenheim, director of the Academy Award® winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, one of the most influential films of our time. Series host/interviewer Ben Mankiewicz and Davis will explore his wide-ranging body of work that includes such culturally significant and brilliantly crafted films as He Named Me Malala (2015), From the Sky Down (2011), Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010), and An Inconvenient Truth (2006).
Davis’ current film, He Named Me Malala, in national theatrical release on October 9th, is the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai. In 2012, 15-year-old Malala, who who has campaigned tirelessly for the rights of girls to receive an education, was shot by the Taliban in the Swat Valley while traveling home from school on a bus.
Don’t miss this illuminating and powerful evening of clips and conversation.