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Watch: Malala Yousafzai Triggers Change in Trailer for Davis Guggenheim Doc ‘He Named Me Malala’

Watch: Malala Yousafzai Triggers Change in Trailer for Davis Guggenheim Doc 'He Named Me Malala'

It’s here! Take a first look at HE NAMED ME MALALA, a documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life, story and personal journey as an education activist. Pledge to see the film only in theaters this October at http://bit.ly/1IlDIMgDirected by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), the film shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education worldwide.

Posted by Malala Fund on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Davis Guggenheim, the brains behind “An Inconvenient Truth,” has shifted his focus to one girl in particular: teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in his upcoming documentary “He Named Me Malala.” 

Yousafzai was targeted for being an advocate for girls’ education, and was later shot by the Taliban when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. After surviving the attack, she continued on as an activist and currently advocates for girls’ education around the world as co-founder of the Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to female empowerment. The documentary takes a look into her everyday life with her family, her relationship with her father, who inspired her love for education and her speeches at the UN.

“He Named Me Malala” will open in select theaters on October 2. Check out the trailer for the film above courtesy of the Malala Fund.

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