WATCH! The Trailer for "He Named Me Malala" Will Make You Cry
At just 17 years old, Malala Yousafzai has single-handedly changed the global dialogue surrounding the maltreatment and lack of education that affects many girls in the world. In 2014, she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and her outspoken criticism of the Taliban has made her a fearless icon.
This October, she will tell her own story in "He Named Me Malala" a documentary about her life since a Talib fighter boarded her school bus and shot her in the head.
The film, directed by David Guggenheim, gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s world — from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love of education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
In one touching scene, Malala shows her true humility. "I am still an ordinary girl," Malala says. "But if I had an ordinary father and an ordinary mother, I would have two children by now."
The shots of her being surrounded by hundreds of girls celebrating their access to education are priceless. Grab tissues and beam with pride at your fellow sister as you check out the trailer below.