A True Heroine is “Malala”
By Skip Sheffield
“He Named Me Malala” is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) about the fiercely courageous Malala Yousafzai.
Malala was targeted for death by the Muslim extremist group Taliban for daring to speak out in favor of education for females. Since the Taliban came into power in Pakistan, they destroyed 400 schools and forbade females from any education. Such an extreme attitude seems absurd to those of us who believe in freedom of religion, thought, expression and knowledge, but sadly it exists in the 21st century.
Malala was shot in the head and gravely injured, but she survived to defy the Taliban at age 15 and went on to address the United Nations and be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. If you have a pulse you will surely be inspired by this amazing young woman.
Rating: Four Stars