He Named Me Malala is a documentary looking at the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
It happened during the afternoon of October 9th 2012, when Malala boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of her forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder.
Malala is clearly a hugely inspiring young woman, given what she has gone through, and this comes to the fore when she says “There is a moment to chose whether you remain silent, or stand up.”
He Named Me Malala is so-called because she refers to her father in the film, yet while he named her Malala, she states that she still made what she is today.
He Named Me Malala is out in the US on October 2nd, but a UK release date has yet to be announced.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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