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He Named Me Malala (2015)

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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.

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(inspired by the book: I Am Malala)
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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.

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One Child, One Teacher, One Book and One Pen Can Change the World

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats | See all certifications »

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22 October 2015 (Germany)  »

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Él me nombró Malala  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$60,884, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

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$2,642,899, 6 December 2015
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1.85 : 1
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On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai's forehead, traveled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder. Two other teenagers on the bus were also shot, one in the arm and the other in the hand. See more »

Quotes

Malala Yousafzai: There's a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.
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I Am Many
Written by Alicia Keys, Thomas Newman
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A real life Hero!!
7 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

In a world where there is a dearth of real life role models, Malala is a shining star. She comes across as an intelligent, deep and at the same time a normal teenage girl.

This is a good movie, if not great that everyone from 10 and above could see, especially children. We take so many things for granted whereas the same basic rights are completely restricted for a vast majority of others.

What is somewhat disturbing is that all this attention and spotlight could potentially rob her life of the usual fun that a regular teenager would be able to enjoy...

In my country/state, there was a poet "Mahakavi Bharathi" who lived some 100 years back and advocated & campaigned for women's rights and education. Malala is the equivalent of Poet Bharathi's "Pudumai Penn" (Modern Lady).

Engaging and captivating movie.

Malala, you are my real life Hero. I salute you!!


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