About the Movie-
“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 Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) 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 girl’s life – 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.”
“He Named Me Malala” was in theaters last October now you can catch this inspiring movie on global broadcast Monday, February 29th 8 pm est/7 pm cst.
I had seen a few talk show that Malala visited this past year. Her story is so inspiring and I couldn’t wait to see this film to learn more about her, her life and her family. Malala stands up for women’s rights and children’s rights. Because she decided to not keep quiet about how she feels some bad people tried to kill her. I’m glad their plan failed, in fact because of what they did it helped make Malala’s voice even stronger. Even though I think it’s terrible that someone would shoot a child, I truly believe there is a reason for everything and I believe Malala became a stronger woman though it and I believe she might not have been heard by the world with this didn’t happen (or at least not heard for a long time).
Her story is incredible. Her family is amazing. He dad named her Malala because of a legend of a girl who lead their people out of troubled times. Little did her dad know that his Malala would be a new voice to help those in need to get help. Malala’s dad is also an incredible man. Even with a stutter he knew it was his mission to speak to others and speak out against those who wish to hurt them.
I would encourage you all to watch this film. It will inspire you to look at your life and see what you can do to make a change. It doesn’t have to be big, but it should be something. We all need to use our voices to make a change in this world. Change may be scary, standing up for what is right may be hard but if we want to see a better world for us and our children we need to do something.
I also want to encourage you all to help support the Malala Fund– they are fighting for a world where every child has an education.