In October of 2012, the world came to know fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, targeted in an assassination attempt by the Taliban for daring to believe that all girls should have the right to an education. The world rallied around her recovery, and she rose to carry on with her courageous and constant fight for girls education no matter where they are in the world.
Malala you are pure inspiration & hope for a better world. I’m joining the thoughts& prayers that are present at your bedside.#GetWellMalala
— Monica Marino (@MarinoBambinos) October 24, 2012
The story of Nobel Laureate and activist, Malala Yousafai came to theaters last year, in the documentary film “He Named Me Malala.” Now, viewers globally can tune into the film’s television premiere, when it airs commercial-free on the National Geographic Channel, on Monday, February 29th, in the U.S., and globally, across 170 countries, in 45 languages.
This powerful film moved my close friend and me to tears. It shares an intimate glimpse of Malala’s life – both public and private – with her family, as a student, as a teenager, and as a courageous activist – inviting viewers to see the tremendous potential within themselves.
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