A True Heroine is “Malala”
“He Named Me Malala” is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) about the fiercely courageous Malala Yousafzai.
At age 15 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 and went on to even greater risk to address the United Nations. She was rewarded for her courage with the Nobel Peace Prize. If you have a pulse, you will surely be inspired by this amazing young woman.