He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala Release Date: October 2, 2015

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 (she turned 18 in July 2015) 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.

Here’s what the majority of respected movie critics are saying: He Named Me Malala spotlights a worthy subject, but without the focus her story deserves.

He Named Me Malala Trailer

Starring: Malala Yousafzai,Mobin Khan
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Davis Guggenheim
Studio: Fox Searchlight
MPAA Rating PG-13