'He Named Me MALALA' Shows An Intimate Portrayal Of The Brave Pakistani Teenager Fighting For Girls' Rights — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
By now, the story of teenage Malala Yousafzai, who spoke out for girls' education in the face of violence, is well known. The young woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, and can be quoted with such pearls as: "Our voices are our most powerful weapon. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, they can change the world." And now, a 2015 documentary, He Named Me Malala, follows the life of the extraordinary teen after the events leading up to the Talibans' attack on the Pakistani school girl.
We see the Malala we can relate to — in her home, with her family, with her friends, acting like a normal teenage girl. "If I had an ordinary father and an ordinary mother, then I would have three children now" the 17-year-old says in the trailer for the documentary. But we also see the not-so-normal Malala, the courageous student who spoke out for women everywhere, and who delivered a powerful United Nations speech.
The documentary reminds us of the sacrifices then 15-year-old Malala and her father made, being singled out for advocating for girls’ education, and being left with life-threatening wounds she somehow survived. An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim gives us a glimpse into the young woman's world. Bustle received these exclusive stills from the film, which hits theaters October 2, 2015.
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