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Plot: A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
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Should be required viewing for all kids grades 6 and up
“He Named Me Malala” (2015 release; 88 min.) is a documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the remarkable young lady from Pakistan, whom the Taliban tried to assassinate because she stood up for the right to an education for young girls. As the movie opens, we are told (via animation) where the name Malala comes from (an Afghani folk hero who encouraged/inspired the Afghan army in their battle against the UK). We then immediately switch to the footage of Malala’s wounded body being treated after the Taliban’s assassination attempt in October 2012–yes, almost 3 years ago to the date). The documentary then switches to “Birmingham, England, 2013”, where we see Malala with her two brothers and her parents. To tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you’ll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
Couple of comments: this is the latest documentary from director David Guggenheim, best known for previous efforts such as Waiting for Superman, and It Might Get Loud. Here he tackles a difficult task, namely how to make an enticing documentary about a remarkable person, without coming across as simply wanting to ‘glorify’ that person. The answer, as it turns out, is quite simple: show us that person (in this case Malala) in their natural environment, and let us observe the REAL person. And then Guggenheim has another ace up his sleeve: he lets us catch glimpses (and more) of how the Taliban slowly but surely changes the Swat Valley in Pakistan, where Malala and her family lived. I must say, I was quite shocked at what I saw: the Taliban’s brutality and determination knows no boundaries. As Malala (or was it her dad) observes at one point: “For the Taliban, it is not about faith, it is about power”. Speaking of Malala’s dad, it turns out he is quite remarkable well. I wondered why the movie wasn’t simply called “I Am Malala” (her autobiography, from which the movie of course borrows), but now that I’ve seen it, it makes perfect sense, as this is a documentary not just about Malala but also very much about her dad. There is various remarkable archive footage in the documentary about the Taliban, her dad, and of course Malala herself. I must admit that I was worried how the makers of this documentary were going to fill an hour and a half in a way that would keep my attention. I shouldn’t have worried. This is a moving documentary that, frankly, left me even more in awe of Malala than I already was. And to think this young lady is still only 18 years old as we speak! I am humbled and also a little inspired after seeing this.
“He Named Me Malala” opened yesterday (yes, Thursday is the new Friday), and the screening where I saw this at here in Cincinnati was attended okay but not great. That is a darn shame. I, for one, happen to think that “He Named me Malala” should be required viewing for all kids in the US grades 6 and up, and certainly I hope that many adults will see this too. “He Named Me Malala” is an inspired, and inspiring, documentary and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
An amazing young woman and an inspiring family
I watched this movie with some trepidation, having wondered how much Malala was a product of Western media and manipulation. However, she completely won me over. I worked in education programs in Afghanistan and with Afghan refugees in Pakistan. I know firsthand the challenges that the communities in this region face, living with the horrors wrought by those who cope with their fears and insecurities by lashing out at anything they see as threatening, and living within the beautiful soul and heart of the Pashtun people and culture. Malala is a model of this spirit, as are her father, mother and brothers.
I also thought the movie was beautifully made. For me the animated scenes made about parts of the story that couldn’t be shown as reality were inspired. We saw what was only memory as a story, which is all it could be. Going back and forth from the present to the past made be slowly come to see how the present Malala came to be. She is smart, wise way beyond her years, funny, delightful. Spending this time with her was inspiring. Everyone who wants to understand the many faces of the human spirit, of Islam, of dedication, of human rights, should see this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography
Director Davis Guggenheim
Writer Malala Yousafzai
Actors Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai
Country United States, United Arab Emirates
Awards Won 1 Primetime Emmy. 7 wins & 21 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A