The Trailer for 'He Named Me Malala' Will Move You to Tears


If you're like us, you've been patiently impatiently waiting for the release of the documentary on Malala Yousafzai, the teen activist who fights for education, and has inspired thousands upon thousands of people around the world. And now, we all get just a little bit closer—with the release of the trailer.

The teaser shows Malala talking about her family, appearing on television, and balancing her life of being a normal teen girl in extraordinary circumstances.

When asked who she would have been if she was just an ordinary girl from the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala replies: "I am still an ordinary girl, but if I had an ordinary father and an ordinary mother, then I would have two children now."

Referring to the warrior woman she was named after, whose name means "grief-stricken," Malala smiles. "My father gave me the name Malalai," she says. "He did not make me Malalai."

The film releases in October. Watch the trailer below:

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