Announcements | HE NAMED ME MALALA


Posted by Vivek on October 11, 2015 | No Comments

Opens Nationwide This Friday October 9

Teen activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey to talk about her life and her new documentary film HE NAMED ME MALALA which releases in theaters nationwide this Friday, October 9. A fighter for equal education for all, Malala talks to Oprah about the injustice young girls face in so many countries when it comes to having access to basic schooling.

Tune in for the full interview airing on the acclaimed program “Super Soul Sunday” airing this Sunday, October 11, at 7pm ET on OWN.

Watch clips of Oprah’s interview with Malala here:

The updated national theater list for HE NAMED ME MALALA can be found here:



Release Date: Now playing in NY/LA, October 9 nationwide

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Cast: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai (father), Toorpekai Yousafzai (mother), Khushal and Atal Yousafzai (brothers)

Official Site:



Press downloads – movie stills, poster and trailer file:

Press downloads – over 100 premiere photos:


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 turns 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


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