The second trailer for the eagerly anticipated documentary He Named Me Malala has been released.
The film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the 18 year old Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, sparking international outrage. (Yousafzai was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.)
An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
The documentary, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, is directed by Davis Guggenheim and will be distributed world-wide by Fox Searchlight, who have also joined forces with National Geographic on the project.
The film is set for US release in October, and the UAE the following month.
For more on the film see: www.henamedmemalala.com