An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist injured by a Taliban who attacked his school. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person to have ever received such a prestigious award, Malala was designated as a target by the Taliban and was seriously injured by gunfire while returning to his home in the Swat Valley (Pakistan) in their school bus. The then 15 year old (born in 1997) was noted, along with his father, demonstrate for the education of girls. The attack resulted in the protest suffered its supporters worldwide. He miraculously survived and is now a leading advocate of education for young people around the world, as co-founder of Malala Fund. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows how Malala, her father Ziauddin and his family are committed to fight for education for all adolescents worldwide. The film allows us to look from within the life of this extraordinary young woman from his close relationship with his father, who instilled a love of education to his passionate speeches at the UN, through their daily lives with their parents and brothers. “A child, a teacher, a book and a pen can change the world.” – Malala.
Title: He Named Me Malala
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Writers: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: Atal Yousafzai, Documentary, Khushal Yousafzai, Malala Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai
Production Co: Image Nation / Participant Media
Country: Arab Emirates