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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 & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Malala Yousafzai ... Self
Ziauddin Yousafzai ... Self
Toor Pekai Yousafzai Toor Pekai Yousafzai ... Self
Khushal Yousafzai ... Self
Atal Yousafzai Atal Yousafzai ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bono ... Self
Jon Stewart ... Self
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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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Connections

Features The Daily Show: Malala Yousafzai (2013) See more »

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I Am Many
Written by Alicia Keys, Thomas Newman
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Going all the way
29 May 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

While a documentary can have the distance approach, it would have been difficult to sell this one. This is all about feeling, all about emotion and all about emancipation. It is also about freedom and unity. About misunderstandings and clarifications. There is so much going on, that it's amazing it's not a longer movie/running time.

It works on almost all these levels, people are familiar with the person (be it because of her TV appearances or her nominations). But it's still something different to see her personally or learn about her family and her father. You have to be a strong person to survive the things she has to face, but she still remains "human" (if that is a thing to say). A strong message is delivered and a powerful movie made ...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,808, 4 October 2015

Gross USA:

$2,668,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,433,606
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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