Survivor of an assassination attempt by the Taliban at the age of 15 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at 17, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai is truly one of the most remarkable young people on the planet. This stirring documentary from Davis Guggenheim, maker of the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, uses a mix of interviews, news footage and animation to celebrate Malala’s extraordinary achievements as a fearless advocate for female education. But He Named Me Malala gives us glimpses of her home life in Birmingham, too, so we see the girl who teases her little brothers as well as the public figure feted by world leaders.
Certificate PG. Runtime 86 mins, Director Davis Guggenheim
He Named Me Malala is available on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and is showing on National Geographic from Tuesday 1st March.