"He named me Malala" is the upcoming documentary by Davis Guggenheim (Known for "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for Superman"). It shares the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai and shines a light on how she, her father Zia and other family members continue to champion education as a right for youths all around the world. A cause which has gained overwhelming support worldwide. Apart from all of that, the trailer pretends also to remind viewers that Malala is also just a teenage girl like all the others.
The documentary's title has to do with the fact that her father named her Malala, inspired by a woman who spoked out and was killed. We can have also an idea about her bond with her father, which is the person who inspired her love and passion for education, and so much more.
"One child, One teacher, One book and One pen can change the World." Malala Yousafzai is a 17-year-old Pakistani activist for female education, that was nearly killed by the Taliban in 2012 while on her way home from school, because she had argued that girls in Pakistan deserved to be educated. Malala miraculously survived and she is now a leading campaigner for girl's education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
She is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate, winning last year the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. "I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated."
In 2013 Malala was featured by Time Magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World". Also in 2013, on 12th July, she had the opportunity to speak at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) to call for worldwide access to education, and it was her first public speech since the attack. She was the leader of the first ever #Youth Takeover of the UN and the UN dubbed the event "Malala Day". Even though fighting for women's and children's rights, Malala does not describe herself as feminist.
"He named me Malala" is going to be released in theatres on Oct 2th and the date is going to coincide with an international advocacy and fund-raising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund. The Malala Fund is the official organization led by Malala Yousafzai focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education. #Film #Society