From the director of Waiting for “Superman” and the Academy Award®-Winning An Inconvenient Truth* comes this highly inspiring and deeply moving documentary about courage, survival, and empowerment. He Named Me Malala tells the remarkable true story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of all children, and in 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient. This intimate glimpse into the life of an extraordinary girl is sure to inspire your entire family!
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While Malala's saintly status is front and center, there are lingering, disquieting and incomplete issues all over the place.
Truly a remarkable person.
The film is worthy, obviously, and it forces us to think about the prices paid by our unexpected heroes.
It's quite a story, and if Guggenheim goes overboard in the telling of it, that's perfectly understandable.
What we absorb from He Named Me Malala is the idea of the hero as a product of action rather than being.
Though polished and image-conscious, offering too little insight into the physical and psychological trauma suffered in the bullet's wake, the film is nevertheless moving without resorting to saccharine overtures.
It's impossible not to feel affection for and protective of this young woman.