Teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai shares her inspirational story in the upcoming documentary He Named Me Malala. Director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) brings Malala’s story to the big screen, beginning when the Taliban targeted her for assassination at age 15 because she had argued that girls in Pakistan deserved to be educated.
The film’s first trailer shines a light on her siblings and parents, who Malala credits with getting her where she is today. The film’s title comes from her father Zia giving her the name Malala, inspired by a woman who spoke out and was killed. Malala and her family are committed to advocating for women’s education, a cause which has gained overwhelming support worldwide. But the trailer reminds viewers that Malala is also just a teenage girl, with crushes on Roger Federer.
He Named Me Malala comes to select theaters Oct. 2.