With the smile of an angel and the will of a warrior, Malek is far from an average 11-old girl. Striving to one day become a professional fencer, she spends every day training alongside her best friend Yassmine in a working class neighborhood in Tunis. Malek and Yassmine are training intensively to take the top medals in an upcoming fencing competition. When the day finally arises, Malek's strength and dreams are put to the test. Intimate in it's way of capturing the life of an 11-year old and in stark contrast with the traditional image of a young girl in a Muslim dominated culture, 'Malek Means Angel' is a powerful coming-of-age story about a young girl who allows for herself to feel and to fight.