Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Malala Yousafzai’s new documentary short film ‘Stranger at the Gate’ – shortlisted for an Academy Award, Critics Choice Award nominee, and winner of the Tribeca Festival’s Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Short – tells the dramatic, timely story of a former U.S. Marine who plans to bomb an Indiana mosque. When he meets an Afghan refugee and her family, their story takes a surprising turn towards friendship and compassion.
“This film is a powerful true story of forgiveness and redemption,” Malala, Executive Producer of the film, says. “I hope the film challenges every viewer to question their assumptions and show kindness to everyone they meet.”
“At a moment when division and hatred are all too common, ‘Stranger at the Gate’ shines a light on our shared humanity and delivers an astonishing message of hope,” says the film’s director, Joshua Seftel.