He Named Me Malala

Synopsis: A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Davis Guggenheim
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
PG-13
Year:
2015
88 min
Website
1,267 Views


-(SIGHS )

-(PHOTOGRAPHER LAUGHS )

Look to this side.

No, you're good. Thank you.

You're very good.

-Which camera now?

-WeII...

-(ALL LAUGH)

-I'm done.

MALALA:

We couldn't go to market,

we were not allowed

to go to school.

And that's why l spoke,

because l believe

in equality...

and l believe

that there is no difference

between a man and a woman.

l even believe that a woman

is more powerful than men.

-What? Wait.

-(AUDIENCE CHEERING)

ZIAUDDIN:
You shouId teach me

how to use the Twitter. Hmm?

It's your next tweet.

ZIAUDDIN:

No, you didn't find it.

Yeah, I have it.

Do you want

to write something with it?

Mmm...

No, it's okay.

It's seIf-expIanatory.

Just send a Iink to aII,

to everybody.

Let me see your Facebook.

Why don't I know

how to tweet yet?

This is very bad.

-(TABLET TWEETS )

-MALALA:
Tweeted.

-It's tweeted?

-Mmm-hmm.

Papa, Iook down.

(SPEAKS OTHER LANGUAGE)

ZIAUDDIN:

When she was very small,

many friends used to come

to our home.

We used to talk

about politics,

we used to talk

about the basic rights...

and she used to sit with us.

MALALA:
When l was young,

l used to listen to him.

Like, what is he saying,

how he talks.

ZIAUDDIN:
We became dependent

on each other.

Like one soul

in two different bodies.

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS )

Who wouId you have been if

you were just an ordinary girI

from the Swat VaIIey?

If I was an ordinary girI

in Swat VaIIey...

I'm stiII an ordinary girI.

But if I had

an ordinary father

and an ordinary mother...

and a conservative famiIy...

then I wouId have

two chiIdren now.

So this wouId have been

my future.

You wouId have seen MaIaIa

sitting with her two babies.

GUGGENHEIM:
You named her

after a girI who spoke out...

and was kiIIed

for speaking out.

It's aImost as if you said...

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai (Malālah Yūsafzay: Urdu: ملالہ یوسفزئی‬‎; Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎ [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become "the most prominent citizen" of the country.Yousafzai was born to a Pashtun family in Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Her family came to run a chain of schools in the region. Considering Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto as her role models, she was particularly inspired by her father's thoughts and humanitarian work. In early 2009, when she was 11–12, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life during the Taliban occupation of Swat. The following summer, journalist Adam B. Ellick made a New York Times documentary about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region. She rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu. On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District, after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism; the gunman fled the scene. Yousafzai was hit in the head with a bullet and remained unconscious and in critical condition at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, but her condition later improved enough for her to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. The attempt on her life sparked an international outpouring of support for Yousafzai. Deutsche Welle reported in January 2013 that Yousafzai may have become "the most famous teenager in the world". Weeks after the attempted murder, a group of fifty leading Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her. Taliban officials responded to condemnation by further denouncing Yousafzai, indicating plans for a possible second assassination attempt which was justified as a religious obligation. Their statements resulted in further international condemnation.Following her recovery, Yousafzai became a prominent activist for the right to education. Based out of Birmingham, she founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation, and in 2013 co-authored I am Malala, an international best seller. In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. In 2014, she was the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi. Aged 17 at the time, this made her the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. In 2015, Yousafzai was a subject of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary He Named Me Malala. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured her as one of the most influential people globally. In 2017, she was awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada. Yousafzai attended Edgbaston High School from 2013 to 2017, and is currently studying for a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. more…

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