Oscar-winning docu-helmer Davis Guggenheim’s “He Named Me Malala” follows Yousafzai, who notoriously survived a Taliban attack, as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide who became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Davis and his filmmaking team spent 18 months with Yousafzai in making this film, which Fox Searchlight will open on October 2.
Thursday night, she joined Jon Stewart for a discussion about her work in education. Watch below. (This was the same night Stewart delivered a straight-headed, critical monologue on this week’s South Carolina shooting.)
“He Named Me Malala” will also launch an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Malala’s nonprofit organization working to empower adolescent girls globally through secondary education.