When the Taliban took over the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai spoke up and decided to fight for her education.
On her way home from school, 15 year old Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban and severely injured by a gunshot wound. Defeating all odds, Malala pulled through and began to focus her life on advocating for education among girls everywhere.
Now at 18 years old, Malala has accomplished many strives forward from creating the “Malala fund,” which allows girls to complete 12 years of safe and quality education, to winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Through the eyes of documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, explore the extraordinary live of Malala and experience how her father’s bravery influenced her love for education and ultimately became the backbone for her passionate speeches across the globe.
Catch a special screening of He Named Me Malala Monday, February 29th on the National Geographic Channel!
For more information about He Named Me Malala, Malala, and her organization visit her official website!