Los Angeles: National Geographic Channel will air Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary “He Named Me Malala” about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 171 countries in 45 languages next year.In 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. FSL will release the film in October.
“This is a film that you leave not only feeling incredibly inspired but truly wanting to make a difference,” National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe said in a statement.
The documentary tells the story of Malala’s life both before and following the attack at the age of 15. She was singled out on a bus, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education and was shot repeatedly.The shooting sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.