He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala is a film about the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. Learn more about her incredible life story by watching this trailer.  


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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!


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.


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.


© Searchlight Pictures


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Submitted by brunomolmart675 on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 03:03

its a very inspiring video which will encourage many people in the same situation to fight for their human rights and never shut up when an injustice is being done.

Submitted by Ximena_S on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 19:00

Malala inspires me to take action and fight for what's good for everybody; she also taught me to always follow my dreams and never give up. Thanks to her courage, the other girls had the opportunity to study.

Submitted by audreycl on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 18:00

I really admire Malala because she defended all the children who can´t study. I really would like to watch that movie.
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Submitted by KarenAG on Sun, 05/03/2020 - 03:31

This movie inspired me to fight for what you want and never give up. Thanks to her other girls hd the chance/opportunity that perhaps it would have been denied. She gathered strength and raised her voice to defend her rights

Submitted by dianitarocio12345678 on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:14

i think this movie is very interesting because is about a women who try to protect the righst of education in her country as an ordinary person because she defended her human rights so I reommend to everyone

Submitted by camhmc on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 13:38

I love the trailer i love the story of Malala she really inspired me
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