Just before the holiday break, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai participated in a Q&A session with her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, from their adopted home in England following a screening of the documentary on her life, her activism, and the Taliban’s attempt to silence her in He Named Me Malala directed by Davis Guggenheim.
It was a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the impact the film has had on her life; what her life is like now, and how she is responding to the increased anti-Muslim sentiment that is being expressed around the world.
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He Named Me Malala has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards feature documentary prize and is currently available on DVD. The film’s broadcast premiere on National Geographic will be on Feb. 29 in the U.S. and will then roll out internationally in 171 countries and 45 languages.
Take a listen to a few of the thoughts from this extraordinary activist who, in addition to finishing up her high school education and contemplating college, is championing girls’ rights to education around the world.
How did it feel seeing the film for the first time?
What kind of impact the documentary has had on her activism since it was released?
How does she respond to the anti-Muslim sentiment that has increased around the world since the attacks in Paris and Los Angeles?