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Malala: There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.
Presenters: Tonight Malala remains in intensive care. She was shot in the head for daring to suggest girls should go to school.
Malala’s father: Me and my wife, we cried all the night. The doctors told me, she will survive but she may not be the same as she was.
Malala: They shot me on the left side of my head. They thought that the bullet would silence us. I am the same Malala!
I’m still seventeen, I’m still a teenager.
Malala’s younger brother: She’s still a little bit naughty, little bit … that much ...
Presenter: Who would you have been if you were just an ordinary girl from the Swat Valley?
Malala: I am still an ordinary girl but if I had an ordinary father and an ordinary mother then I would have two children now. This is my youngest brother, he’s a really good boy. This is the laziest one.
My father said, 'have you forgiven them?’
Presenter: You've never felt angry?
Malala: No! I want people to learn from the experience I had.
Man shaking hands with Malala: … very nice to see you!
Malala: Nice to see you.
Malala on television: A woman is more powerful than men!
Malala: In this new school, it’s hard. Physics … sixty one per cent.
Presenter: Do you think you could ever ask a boy out on a date?
Malala: Ha ha ha … Roger Federer …
Presenter: You like him?
Malala: Ha ha ha.
Malala’s younger brother: I like his haircut.
An extraordinary true story
Malala: When I think of home I miss the dirty streets. I miss the river. I miss my friends. I just want to see that house, just once.
On screen: ABOUT A GIRL
Presenter: You named her after a girl who spoke out and was killed. It’s almost as if you said she'll be different.
Malala’s father: You are right!
On screen: WHOSE WORDS ARE MIGHTIER THAN ANY WEAPON
Malala: I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education. I am not a lone voice. I am many! Our voices are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen … they can change the world.
On screen: 2014 RECIPIENT - NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Malala: My father only gave me the name Malala, he didn’t make me Malala. I chose this life and now I must continue with it.
HE NAMED ME MALALA
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