Malala Yousafzai to star in Oscar nominee ‘Stranger at the Gate’ about US Marines converting to Islam


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai The Oscar-nominated documentary short film “stranger at the gate” as an executive producer.

The film, which depicts the surprising change of heart of a former US Marine suffering from PTSD who tried to blow up a mosque but instead converted to Islam, won an award at the 2022 Tribeca Festival. bottom.

“This film is a powerful true story of forgiveness and redemption,” Yousafzai said in a statement. .”

Directed by Joshua Seftel, Stranger at the Gate is distributed as part of The New Yorker’s New Yorker documentary series.

The film tells the true story of US Marine Richard “Mac” McKinney. Suffering from PTSD, McKinney decided to blow up a mosque in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana. When McKinney arrived at the mosque to gather more information for his plans, the congregation, including Afghan refugees and African-American converts, welcomed and hospitable him. Soon after, instead of committing acts of violence, McKinney converts to Islam and becomes president of the mosque.

“In this time of division and hate, the story at the heart of Stranger at the Gate gives me hope,” Sefter said. “The heroes of this movie made me believe that love can really overcome hate.”

Yousafzai started her activities I was shot in the head for blogging and speaking out about life in Pakistan under the Taliban. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her commitment to education and equality. The Oxford University graduate and self-proclaimed TV fan has signed a multi-year programming deal with Apple TV+ in 2021 through the extracurricular production company she is president of.

Yousafzai, October 2022 Boarded “Joyland” as Executive ProducerThe film tells the story of a young Pakistani man born into a patriarchal family who attends erotic dance theater and falls in love with an aspiring transgender starlet. Directed by Saim Sadiq, the film premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section and was selected by Pakistan as a candidate for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars. It remains in the Oscar race due to being on the longlist for the International Feature Film category.

Yousafzai has also garnered her influence and media attention for other film projects.This includes her work with her ‘Don’t Look Up’ director Adam McKay for “Disorientation” Adaptation When Boarding an untitled A24-Apple documentary about a matrilineal ‘ama’ society A female fisherman living in Jeju Island, South Korea.



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