Score Written by Grammy©-winning Composer Thomas Newman
(September 29 – New York) Sony Music proudly announces the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The original score for the film was written by multiple Grammy© winner and Academy Award® nominee, Thomas Newman. The soundtrack is available now digitally and on CD October 30. HE NAMED ME MALALA opens in select theatres in New York and Los Angeles on October 2 and nationwide October 9.
Academy Award® winning director, Davis Guggenheim says of Thomas Newman’s score:
“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.“
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 (she turned 18 this July) 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 twelve Academy Awards® and has won an Emmy Award®, two BAFTA Awards and six 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 for Pixar as well as The Horse Whisperer, The Help and The Iron Lady.
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HE NAMED ME MALALA tracklisting:
1. A Pashtun Story
2. I Am Malala
3. Which Camera Now?
4. July 12
7. Old Life New Life
9. Cat Burglar
10. School v. Celebrity
13. Radio Mullah
14. A Fiery Speaker
16. Candies for Books
17. No More There
18. Peace Prize
20. The Women
22. Speak What Is in Your Soul
23. Grievous Injury
24. 66 Million Girls
25. The Same Malala
26. Who Really I Am