Documentary about the life of Malala Yousafzai receives critical acclaim
He Named Me Malala has been shown at Toronto Film Festival – to critical acclaim.
The hugely anticipated documentary by Davis Guggenheim, and produced by Image Nation, tells the story of Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban after speaking out about educational right for girls in her homeland of Pakistan.
Malala went on to become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of just 17. She continues to campaign for the rights of women and girls across the world.
The TIFF screening following the World Premiere of the film at the Telluride Festival last weekend.
Reviews following the screening included ‘a powerful showcase of Malala Yousafzai’s crusade for education and equality. Sure to be an Oscar contender,’ and ‘powerful, moving, and impactful.’
He Named Me Malala is being released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Participant Media and National Geographic Channel. The documentary was produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term partnership with Image Nation, and also produced by director Davis Guggenheim.
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