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Malala won't be silenced in new trailer for He Named Me Malala

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Malala Yousafazi turned 18 last month and already boasts a Nobel Peace Prize thanks to her activism for female education. And in October, her fight comes to the big screen. In the new trailer for the documentary He Named Me Malala, a hopeful Pakistan stands by as Malala remains hospitalized after being shot in the head by the Taliban for her ideals.

Moving moments like Malala being in critical condition are shown alongside the teenager teaching her dad Zia to use an iPad, proving that, like Malala says, her story is similar to that of many other girls her age (though most teens don’t receive awards from Bono). “They thought that bullet would silence us,” she says in the clip, “but I am the same Malala.”

Before the movie hits the silver screen this fall, Malala will share her journey with Ellen DeGeneres during the premiere week of The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s 13 season, kicking off Sept. 8.

He Named Me Malala premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in September and arrives in select theaters Oct. 2. 

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