Saturday, October 3, 2015

Movie Review: ‘He Named Me Malala,’ on a Taliban target and Nobel Laureate

By Neil Genzlinger
The youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate with her mother, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, left, and the younger of her two brothers, Atal. Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 but has continued to speak out on behalf of education for girls.... The film is at its best when it shows Ms. Yousafzai in her adopted home in England interacting with her brothers, who steal the show every time they’re on camera. But the film doesn’t linger on these vignettes long because it is also trying to chart her path to the Nobel, tell the story of her early advocacy and the assassination attempt, and explore the influence of her father on her. [link]

He Named Me Malala” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). Disturbing themes and images.