“I am from Los Angeles, I am half Jewish, half Episcopalian, I’ve never really known a Muslim family very well, and Malala answered the door,” says Davis Guggenheim, the director of “He Named Me Malala,” a documentary that examines the life of eighteen-year old Malala Yousafsai, the Nobel-Prize-winning Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, and is now a human rights and education activist.
“She has things to teach the world,” continues the filmmaker. “Not just because she was the girl who was shot in the school bus. Not just because of her advocacy group but because she is a very, very deep soul. She is a very spiritual person, and I think she has a strong voice that speaks to a lot for people who are voiceless.”
The documentary can currently be seen in movie theatres around the country.