documentary, HE NAMED ME MALALA

The TIFF Next Wave committee of young film enthusiasts has hand-picked 10 Toronto International Film Festival films that will resonate with their peers. Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of young film enthusiasts, hailing from schools across the Greater Toronto Area.

In order to help their peers navigate the Festival, the Committee has identified the following youth-driven 2015 TIFF selections that will appeal specifically to the next generation of movie aficionados:

As I Open My Eyes (A peine j’ouvre les yeux)
Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia/France/Belgium (Contemporary World Cinema) North American Premiere

Born To Dance
Tammy Davis, New Zealand (Discovery) World Premiere

The Final Girls
Todd Strauss-Schulson, USA (Midnight Madness) International Premiere
Girls Lost Alexandra-Therese Keining, Sweden (Contemporary World Cinema) World Premiere

He Named Me Malala (pictured above)
Davis Guggenheim, USA (TIFF Docs) International Premiere

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer)
Hany Abu-Assad, United Kingdom/Palestine/Qatar/ United Arab Emirates (Special Presentations) World Premiere

Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France (Discovery) Canadian Premiere

Guillaume Senez, Belgium/Switzerland/France (Discovery) North American Premiere

My Name is Emily
Simon Fitzmaurice, Ireland (Discovery) North American Premiere

Sleeping Giant
Andrew Cividino, Canada (Discovery) North American Premiere

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.

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