He Named Me Malala Review

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Standing up against Taliban barbarity, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is brutally gunned down. As Davis Guggenheim's documentary charts, her recovery was an inspiration.


Davis ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Guggenheim’s latest documentary gets up close with teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who, on October 9, 2012, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in response to her calls for girls to once more be able to attend school. Almost two years later she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, having brought her campaign to a global audience. Bolstered by gorgeous pastel-drawn animations, Guggenheim’s film is a testament to her amazing tenacity, while also a touching portrait of a father/daughter relationship. Shocking, inspiring and uplifting.

A fittingly poignant treatment of an inspiring subject.