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We have had the opportunity to review the documentary, He named Me Malala.
This is the intimate documentary of Malala Yousafzai. At 15 years old Malala and her father were targeted by the Taliban for advocating
for education. Malala was shot in the head while on board a school bus in Pakistan. This sparked an international media outrage.
On October 9th 2012, the Taliban shot at Malala and her friends while they were on a school bus in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Malala was shot in the head and not expected to survive. The reason she was targeted is she had the courage to voice her support of girls having an education, and for her own right to have an education. As it had been banned by the Taliban in her region. Malala survived being shot in the head.
The documentary is directed by Davis Guggenheim. He is best known for films like "Waiting For Superman" and "An inconvenient Truth". He was the only director approached by the producers. They felt his style of film making would put the family at ease. A lot of the film's content is a result of his long conversations with them.
The director decided early to weave in the history of Malala's family and her heritage. With help from Image Nation and an animation team the story of Malala's parents as children and herself growing up in beautiful Swat Valley before the Taliban are brought to life through animated screen.
This is an uplifting and inspiring documentary of one courageous girl who wasn't afraid to speak loud for what she believed in. I believe despite being PG-13 this movie would be great for all ages. The run time is 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Global broadcast of He Named Me Malala will air February 29 the 8pm est/7pm cst.
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