It was the debut that turned heads. When South Asian origin Nobel Prize winning Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai arrived at the Oscars red carpet, she was a vision to watch. Dressed beautifully in silver, shimmer full-gown with long sleeves and a head cape designed by Ralph Lauren that respected her tradition, Yousafzai created quite an impact. Her husband Asser Malik, who accompanied her, looked dapper.
Malala’s presence at the event is significant for women and activists across the globe.
She is the executive producer for the short film, Stranger on the Gate nominated in the Best Documentary Short Film Category. The American short documentary directed by Joshua Seftel is a touching story of an Afghan refugee named Bibi Bahrami who faces a US marine Richard McKinney who secretly harbors plans to bomb a mosque in Indiana but is in for a shock when he gets to know the community that welcomes him wholeheartedly. The marine undergoes a transformative experience. The movie tells an important story of peace and harmony so relevant in the world today.