What about Malala’s mother?
“Her mom is a very traditional Pakistaniwoman.It’s seenas immodest to be on camera. We get asked a lot why is she not on camera, why is she in the background? And that was a choice on her part. Towards the end I started to show her scenes from the movie and she became more interested.
“At first there were early pictures of[ Mal ala’ s] life she was reluctant to use through a sense of propriety. But as you get toknow them, your ea lise she’ s both parents. She gets her passion from her father. But she’s tough as nails from her mother.”