Malala’s documentary comes as no surprise. She is that girl from Swat Valley in Pakistan who was targetted by the Taliban at the age of 15 for standing up for young girls’ education.
The official trailer of the biopic was released online, titled He named me Malala.
The documentary is shot by renowned documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, who is also the maker of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman.
Malala, who will turn 18 in July, was singled out, along with her father, for advocating girls education, and the attack on her 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.
“This is a film that will leave you not only feeling incredibly inspired but truly wanting to make a difference,” National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe said in a statement.