He Named Me Malala is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim about Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.
After the Taliban tried to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerged as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Now 18, Malala is the personal heroine for many young (and old!) women.
Malala continues to advocate for education for girls as she continues her own education. The Yousafzai family lives in England now. The documentary shows her experiences and gives a glimpse into her family life now.
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.
The film opens theaters on October 2. That release date coincides with an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Yousafzai’s nonprofit organization that helps empower adolescent girls globally through secondary education. National Geographic will televise the film next year in 171 countries and 45 languages.