Saturday, April 25, 2015
A New Documentary on 17-Year-Old Activist Malala Yousafzai HitsTheaters in October
I have so much respect for Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old real life hero who became a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide after being shot in the head when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan back in 2012.
You may have seen her in media interviews in which she spoke about her experience and her passion for educational activism, including this glorious cover of Time Magazine's Person of the Year Issue in 2013 (she was the runner up, after President Barack Obama):
Not to mention, she's also the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. (Kinda makes you wonder what you're doing with your life, huh?)
And now Yousafzai's story will be the focus of an upcoming documentary titled HE NAMED ME MALALA, written and directed by David Guggenheim (Safe House). The film, which also stars Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala's father, will open in select theaters in the U.S. on October 2.
I am so there.