He Named Me Malala

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WHAT TO WATCH -

Na­tional Geo­graphic, Astro Ch 553/ HD Ch 573, 9pm

This doc­u­men­tary sales gives us an in­ti­mate por­trait of No­bel Peace Prize Lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai, who was tar­geted by the Tal­iban and se­verely wounded by a gun­shot when re­turn­ing home on her school bus in Pak­istan's Swat Val­ley in 2012. The 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was sin­gled out The gun­man asked for her by name, then pointed a pis­tol di­rectly at her and fired three shots. One bul­let hit the left side of Malala's fore­head, trav­elled un­der her skin through the length of her face, and went into her shoul­der. For days fol­low­ing the at­tack, Malala re­mained un­con­scious and in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, but her con­di­tion im­proved enough for her to be sent to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land, for in­ten­sive re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. Malala was tar­geted by the Tal­iban be­cause, along with her father, she was out­spo­ken about the im­por­tance of girls get­ting an education in her coun­try of Pak­istan. The at­tack on Malala sparked an out­cry around the world. She mirac­u­lously sur­vived and is now a lead­ing cam­paigner for girls' education glob­ally as co-found& of the Malala Fund.

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