He Named Me Malala

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Director: Davis Guggenheim | Year: 2015 | Length: 87 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Certificate: PG Cert

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim presents this touching portrait of the teenage girl targeted by the Taliban for defending girlchild access to education.

In 2012, when she was only 15, a teenage girl by the name of Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a gunman after blogging about life under Taliban rule in Pakistan. Miraculously, she survived and went on to win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. This inspirational documentary tells the story of Malala and how she adjusted to her new life in Birmingham, England as well as her new role on the world stage, advocating education and the rights of women.

It’s a fascinating study of a girl born to an ordinary background, who would end up touring the world, and having meetings with the American president. A truly amazing story.

“A fittingly poignant treatment of an inspiring subject”
Empire Magazine

“a rousing portrait of a young woman’s courageous stand”
The List

San Diego Film Festival, Winner, Audience Award