YOUNG people in and around Inverness are being given the chance to take part in a special film experience in November as part of the Into Film Festival.
On November 4, Vue Cinema will be screening a pupils’ premiere of He Named Me Malala, the story of Pakistan girl Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for education for girls and was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 following her campaign for girls’ education.
Malala herself will appear on screen afterwards in a question and answer session specially for the Into Film Festival.
The Into Film Festival, hosted by education charity Into Film, is part of an on-going initiative to place film at the heart of young people’s learning and personal development.
Celebrity supporters include screen stars Eddie Redmayne, Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ian McKellen.
The festival is nationwide and offers free screenings and other events enabling 400,000 young people aged from 5-19 to watch, discuss, review and make films.
Open to schools, colleges, parents and youth leaders the programme features new and classic films, workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals, supported by a wide choice of teaching resources.
These are designed to promote discussion and look aty topics ranging from literacy, science and online safety to racism, anti-bullying, copyright and critical thinking.
The festival is also supported by Cinema First and the BFI through Lottery funding.