Emma Watson Interviews Malala

Yesterday Emma Watson interviewed Malala Yousafzai at the Into Film Festival, a free annual celebration of film and education for five to 19 year-olds in the United Kingdom.

These two young women are brilliant. There is such sweet compassion and respect in this exchange. Emma is clearly in awe of Malala.

Watch the interview here:

 

After the interview, Emma wrote on her Facebook page:

Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person. There are lots of NGOs out there in the world doing great things… But if there were one I would put my money on to succeed and make change on this planet, it would be hers. (The Malala Fund). Malala isn’t messing around or mincing her words (one of the many reasons I love her). She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter… And it doesn’t seem to have been diminished by the success she has already had. And lastly…She has a sense of peace around her. I leave this for last because it is perhaps the most important. Maybe as a result of what she has been through? I personally think it is just who she is…

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Tabby Biddle, M.S.Ed., is a leading voice and advocate for advancing women’s leadership and the human rights of women and girls. She is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, Find Your Voice: A Woman’s Call to Action, now available in paperback. Get your copy here.