Malala has been making headlines all around the globe. It comes with no surprises that there is a documentary being made on the young girl. The trailer of the biopic He Named Me Malala was released on the official page of Malala Fund on Facebook.
According to the sources, the documentary is recorded by renowned documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, who is also the maker of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman.
The documentary is based on a girl from Swat Valley in Pakistan who was targeted by the Taliban at the age of 15, Malala Yousufzai, She was severely injured by a gunshot while coming back to home on her school bus.
In the documentary, “He Named Me Malala”, Davis shows how the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for the education for all the girls worldwide. He tells us about her devotion and passion for education, her motivational speeches at the UN and her everyday life with family.
The launch of the film will also correspond with an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Malala’s nonprofit organization working to empower adolescent girls globally through a quality secondary education. The documentary will be aired by National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages.
Malala said that One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe said in a statement that this is a film that leaves not only feeling incredibly inspired but truly wanting to make a difference.
The documentary is produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media and will be released in October.