Friday, January 8, 2016

DVD Review : He Named Me Malala

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment  announced today the critically acclaimed film “He Named me Malala,” will be made available on all formats; Digital HD, VOD and DVD December 15th. 
From the director of Waiting for ‘Superman’ and the Academy Award®-Winning An Inconvenient Truth comes this highly inspiring and deeply moving documentary about courage, survival, and empowerment.  He Named Me Malala tells the remarkable true story of teenage Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating for girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of all children, and in 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient.  This intimate glimpse into the life of an extraordinary girl is sure to inspire your entire family!
The documentary offers an intimate look into Malala’s life both before and following the attack. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this past July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education. The shooting sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
HE NAMED ME MALALA features Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Khushal and Atal Yousafzai. The film was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media, with National Geographic Channel.  The film is produced by Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Davis Guggenheim.  Executive producers are Mohamed Al Mubarak and Michael Garin from Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Jeff Skoll from Participant Media, and Shannon Dill.  Inspired by the book I Am Malala.

My Thoughts

"He Named Me Malala"  is a documentary about an amazing young girl from Pakistan named Malala Yousafzai.  At a very young age, she began to advocate for the education of young women in her community. Because of her selfless actions, she was targeted and shot by the Taliban. Against all odds, she survived the attack and became a world-wide advocate for children.

I remember hearing about Mahala on the news, but this documentary gives us a much more personal look into the life of this brave young lady and her family. It's a truly inspiring look into the life of a young girl who refused to surrender and who has made a difference in the life of so many others.