He Named Me Malala

HE NAMED ME MALALA – Special screening attended by Malala Yousafzai and family in Birmingham

He Named Me Malala


He Named Me Malala

Malala Yousafzai with her family

On Sunday November 1st, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her family attended a special screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA – a film based on the real life of the inspirational teenager.

The surprise appearance at Cineworld, Broad Street was made to an audience that included friends and teachers as well as medical staff from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who treated Malala on her arrival in Birmingham in 2012.

Malala joined her father Ziauddin Yousafzai on stage for a post-screening Q&A session moderated by Graham Young.

He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala


HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala

HE NAMED ME MALALA is released in UK cinemas 6th November.

Watch the trailer here: