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Malala Yousafzai Tells Young Girls to 'Speak Up’ at ‘He Named Me Malala’ NYC Premiere (The Hollywood Reporter)


The teenage icon and advocate for children's education spoke at the New York premiere of the film.

Malala Yousafzai Tells Young Girls to 'Speak Up’ at ‘He Named Me Malala’  NYC Premiere

The Hollywood Reporter  -  Sept. 25, 2015

Everyone knows that Malala Yousafzai is not afraid to speak up for herself. The 18-year-old has received accolades including the Nobel Peace Prize for her work advocating for education for children across the world. When she was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to argue that young women should be educated, she immediately became a hero as well as a target for her ideas.

But at the New York premiere of the documentary He Named Me Malala, the young icon proved she can speak up for herself no matter what the situation. Director Davis Guggenheim spoke with Malala and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, after a screening of the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and Malala told the audience to listen to everything in the film except what her two brothers said. Guggenheim simply proceeded to the next question. Read more.

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