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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.

Director:

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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Credited cast:
Malala Yousafzai ... Herself
Ziauddin Yousafzai ... Himself
Toor Pekai Yousafzai Toor Pekai Yousafzai ... Herself
Khushal Yousafzai ... Himself
Atal Yousafzai Atal Yousafzai ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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:

Documentary

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:

$60,884, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,642,899, 6 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name Malala is a variant of Malalai, which means "sad, grieved" in Pashto. This was the name of a Pashtun woman who encouraged the Afghan forces during the 1880 Battle of Maiwand against the British. Another bearer of this name is Malalai Joya (born 1978), an activist, writer, and a former politician from Afghanistan. See more »

Quotes

Malala Yousafzai: I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education.
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Features Good Morning America (1975) See more »

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Performed by IV Form Class Kisaruni Secondary School 2014
Courtesy of Free The Children an international charity and education partner freethechildren.com
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Seriously!! In fact its the opposite
28 November 2015 | by Muhammad TalhaSee all my reviews

Pakistan is not what it pictures. Pakistan is homeland to 160 million people. With one of the biggest telecom sector in the world. Over 40 million smart-phone users predicted by end of 2015. Men and women so commonly get education here like myself, a middle class Computer Science student from local university from where Microsoft hires every year. Much, much more female students becoming medical doctor than males. Almost all my middle class, lower middle class friends(Women and Men) go to college/universities. We have business, industry, universities, advanced army with tools to fight foreign funded few Taliban working for dollar and using religion falsely.

We are a nation of much potential and love. Film does no justice by giving false picture and hiding facts. Every country has some issues, doesn't mean that it is all about that. World needs to understand the true issues only then we can move to the solution.


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