A Courageous 12 Year Old Hero – Malala
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The movie He Named Me Malala comes to National Geographic channel Monday night at 8 pm EST/7 pm Central time. This is the most powerful, inspirational movie I have seen in a very long time. This is a movie of dedication, and faith. This is a movie your children need to see.
When I was 12 I was wrapped up in school, and my friends. I had just started ‘real’ junior high, where they had dances, and so of course, boys were on my mind. I am thankful that I was born and grew up in the USA where I was free to go to school. Malala was not. In Pakistan, the Taliban did not want girls attending school. Women were not allowed to be educated. Malala and her father were advocates for girls to be able to attend school. Because of this, she was shot, by the Taliban, on her way home from school.
This brave little girl only wanted for girls to be able to study and learn. She must have been a wonderful advocate, because the Taliban was so afraid of her, they wanted her dead. They did not get what they wanted. She lived, and now is an even stronger advocate for female education and human rights. He Named Me Malala is the story of her life.
Malala got her name from a heroine in a story about the famous Maiwand battle against the British. This woman’s lost her husband and fiance on the battle field. When she saw the Maiwand retreating, she rallied them by telling them, “If you do not die in this battle, by Allah, someone is saving you as a symbol of shame.” This child, Malala, is now living up to her name. This movie is about Malala and the miracle of her life.
This is a movie you should see. This is a movie your children should see.
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