He Named Me MalalaAbout the Film
Academy Award® winner Davis Guggenheim’s (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN) latest documentary is a candid look into the life of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. An advocate for education and children’s rights, Malala was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by the Taliban on October 9, 2012. With the entire world rallied behind her, Malala recovered and co-founded The Malala Fund to empower girls worldwide by facilitating access to education with the belief that “one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
About the Director
Davis Guggenheim was born in St. Louis and studied American history at Brown University. He has directed episodes of NYPD Blue, Deadwood, and 24. His documentaries include IT MIGHT GET LOUD (2008), WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (2010), and FROM THE SKY DOWN (2011), as well as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (2006), winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary. HE NAMED ME MALALA is his latest film.