He Named Me Malala

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.


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  • ★★★½ review by rachel remeny on Letterboxd

    i love malala and her dad so much that during this documentary i went and followed them both on twitter

    hopefully this means we can be friends now i want to play cards with her family

  • ★★★★ review by John on Letterboxd

    A window into the world of the teen activist who dared to challenge the Taliban in Pakistan, He Named Me Malala is a moving story about the resilience of the human spirit.

  • ★★★½ review by Dan Pendleton on Letterboxd

    "One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world."

    This documentary suffers from some poor editing and I got confused with the continuity of some of the events, but it cannot be denied that Malala is such a strong, brave and inspirational woman and I was fully engaged with the story of her determination to speak out for girls' education. I really enjoyed seeing the contrast to Malala's every day life, enjoying a game of cards with her family, with her political life. She is a wonderful person and everyone should seek out this documentary.

  • ★★★½ review by Matt on Letterboxd

    I also watched this on my plane. Powerful stuff. B

  • ★★★★½ review by elisehernke on Letterboxd

    On the late train, but feeling ever so grateful and moved by the bravery of Malala. This documentary thoughtfully weaves together the ambitions of a young girl, her father, the characters surrounding them that helped shape their experience and the horrors that they faced when standing up to the Taliban. In the midst of this battle for education for women, Malala not only uses her voice to speak but also to be a walking inspiration for young women around the world to value education. Even for those in parts of the world, where education for women is accepted in society, her story reminds us of the value of knowledge.

    Also I suppose I am basing my stars on content, because I feel ( based off other reviews that I read) that I am not a great judge of documentary filmmaking.

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