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

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Malala Yousafzai (inspired by the book: I Am Malala)
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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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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

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Malala Yousafzai: I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education.
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Connections

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

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Happiness
Traditional
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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He Named Me Malala is a nice doc on the teen from Pakastan who speaks for girls' education
8 July 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

I'll have to admit right off the bat that I watched this doc on teen Malala Yousafzai fighting sleep half the time though I managed to keep eyes open most of that period when it showed many of the school buildings that had been blown up after she attended them, courtesy of the Taliban. I did like the scenes of her family as they were now functioning normally in England. It was nice to see her doing well under the public glare after she survived being shot in the head, writing her book, and meeting public figures like Queen Elizabeth and President Obama. I, myself, remember her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year as being quite amusing. Nice use of animation when telling tales of her earlier life or of the woman she was named after. So on that note, He Named Me Malala is worth seeing.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

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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

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1.85 : 1
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