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Trailer for ‘He Named Me Malala’ released

June 24, 2015 12:27 pm

The first showing was made while the subject of the film, Malala Yousafzai, was a guest on hit US talk show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Malala appeared on the show on Thursday night and talked about the upcoming film and her human rights work.

The film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the 17 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 now joined forces with the National Geographic Channel.

The film is scheduled to be released in the US in October, and will show in the UAE in November.

You can watch the trailer exclusively on the Malala Fund Facebook Page.

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