Maybe I'm just getting old, but I teared up watching this trailer for He Named Me Malala, a documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for the crime of believing women should get an education. She survived the shooting and has become an inspirational figurehead, as well as winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala is about as true a hero as lives, and she's definitely deserving of a film. Sure, this one from Davis Guggenheim looks a little fluffy and has some heavy-handed uplifting music slathered on it, but fuck it, I need a little uplift in the wake of Charleston.
He Named Me Malala - Trailer (OFFICIAL)
It's here! Take a first look at He Named Me Malala a documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's life, story and personal journey as an education activist. Pledge to see the film only in theaters this October at http://bit.ly/1IlDIMgDirected by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for "Superman"), the film shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education worldwide.Posted by Malala Fund on Thursday, June 18, 2015
He Named Me Malala will open in October and will certainly be jockeying for an Oscar.