Thomas Newman He Named Me Malala (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
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He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
Thomas Newman is one of the most respected and recognized composers in film today. With an illustrious career of over 30 years, Newman has scored more than 70 feature films. Coming from a prominent musical dynasty – his father was the renowned composer Alfred Newman, and singer/songwriter/composer Randy Newman is his cousin – he has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and has won an Emmy Award, 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 Grammy Awards. Newman has composed the scores for many other notable films, including American Beauty, Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, The Good German, Finding Nemo and Wall-E among others.
Guggenheim says of Newman's score for He Named Me Malala: "Watching Tom in his studio was pure artistry. His music brought the film to life pulling the characters' emotional inner lives to the surface, threading and bonding the story together and allowing it to be fully realized."