London Film Premiere of Gul Makai: Celebrating the Life of Malala Yousafzai

On 25th January 2019, the Premiere Event for the film, Gul Makai, took place at Vue Cinema, Westfield, Ariel Way, London. The tale of Gul Makai reflects the real-life story of heroine, Malala Yousafzai which also illustrates the realities of many other girls.

The Director of Gender Concerns International, Ms. Sabra Bano, along with many other dignitaries from various walks of life, was invited as a special guest to celebrate the courage and devotion of Malala Yousafzai, through the premiere screening of Gul Makai.

A Tribute to Outspoken Dedication and Determination

In her Letter of Appreciation for Gul Makai’s creation and premiere, Director Bano expressed her sincere gratitude to all involved and highlighted the immeasurable significance of the film:

The Malala narrative in Gul Makai echoes the hardship, fight and struggle of women’s movement in Pakistan, which for decades has faced an on-going denial and abuse of women`s basic human rights and dignity.

Gul Makai is a tribute not only to women who fought to protect their rights but also to prevent manipulation and terrorization in Pakistan. The film can also be considered as a candid recognition of the support and sacrifice of great men and boys who stood side by side with women activists in decades of global and regional challenges and violence in Pakistan. Sanjay Singla, Amjad Khan and Shahid Khan, now through a well-told story, belong to a clique, whose doctrine remains an unfaded and undeterred commitment.

Films like Gul Makai help to further the work of gender focused international organisations. All people - girls and boys, women and men, need to support gender equality across all areas and, in doing so, must respect, recognise and support for women organisations.

Director Sabra Bano’s full Letter of Appreciation can be found here: