“He Named Me Malala” is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistanâ€™s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girlsâ€™ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girlsâ€™ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, WAITING FOR â€˜SUPERMANâ€™) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girlâ€™s life â€“ from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.Â #HeNamedMeMalala