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Watch: Bravery & Courage Stand Tall In New Trailer For Documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’

Watch: Bravery & Courage Stand Tall In New Trailer For Documentary 'He Named Me Malala'

While there will be no shortage of Oscar films this year weaving inspiring, heart-rending tales, few have a true story behind it as powerful of that as Malala Yousafzai. And the tale of the teenager who made headlines around the world is coming in Davis Guggenheim‘s documentary “He Named Me Malala,” and a new trailer has arrived.

The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate earned international attention when the Taliban attempted to end the life of the outspoken young girl as she went to school. Not only did she survive the assassination attempt, it galvanized her further to speak out for women’s rights and much more. Here’s the official synopsis:  

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life — from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. 

“He Named Me Malala” opens on October 2nd. Watch below.

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