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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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Davis Guggenheim

Writer:

Malala Yousafzai (inspired by the book: I Am Malala)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Malala Yousafzai ... Herself
Ziauddin Yousafzai ... Himself
Toor Pekai Yousafzai Toor Pekai Yousafzai ... Herself
Khushal Yousafzai ... Himself
Atal Yousafzai Atal Yousafzai ... Himself
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Bono ... Himself
Jon Stewart ... Himself
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Malala See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,808, 4 October 2015

Gross USA:

$2,668,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,766,004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 2014, Malala Yousafzai was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The Norwegian Academy awarded them the prize "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education" At the age of 17, Malala became the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. See more »

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Malala Yousafzai: People argue about the war, and debate about politics, but who is thinking about the children?
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Why so many negative reviews?
2 August 2019 | by elmiczelSee all my reviews

This is actually not a review but I found it very interesting that there are some reviews here which are quite negative. At least some of them from Pakistanis who took this very personal. But I personally think (and hope) the most viewers are mature in their opinions and not necessairly base their opinion about whole Pakistan based just on this movie. It was clearly not an aim of the film to show only the raw facts and overview about situation in the whole country. I believe that what happened to Malala in the Swat valley was real, Talibans are real and the problem is real.

Moreover, I think it was clear from the movie that the bound of Malala with her father is strong and they actually received the Nobel price together (if I'm not mistaken). Not sure why to accuse him of creating a puppet from his daughter. Of course, parents have a great influence on their kids. Even if they got pretty much independent in life it always starts with their parents. The father of Malala himself got a huge inspiration from his father. I don't see anything abnormal there.

I know there could be an endless discussion about the movie and the politics related to the issues presented in it. And this is clearly not a place for that... Anyways, I hope people will be critical towards what they saw in the movie (and in life) and get some inspiration from it. One has always to read between the lines and not take things too serious.

Peace.


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