Nat Geo to create roadblock for Malala documentary

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

'He Named Me Malala'
‘He Named Me Malala’

Nat Geo and sister channel, Nat Geo Wild will both create a roadblock for the premiere of documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’.

Nat Geo, which holds the exclusive global broadcast television premiere rights of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim�۪s feature documentary, is 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.

The documentary offers a look into Malala�۪s life both before and after the attack. She was 15 at the time of the incident, when she was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls�۪ education. The shooting sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls�۪ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

���This incredible and critically acclaimed film left movie audiences applauding this young woman�۪s journey and left them wanting to make a difference. And now, in continuation of our partnership with Fox Searchlight Pictures, we are bringing this important film to an even larger audience with the exclusive global broadcast television premiere,�۝ said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. ���We are extremely proud and honored to have dedicated National Geographic�۪s collective resources to bring awareness of Malala�۪s advocacy for girls�۪ education to our global audience.�۝

National Geographic�۪s partnership on this film began with the theatrical release and will continue through the global television premiere. Support includes all of the resources of the National Geographic Channels as well as through the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners in National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, National Geographic Education Programs, National Geographic Kids and more.

It will premiere advert free on Tuesday 1st March at 21:00, on Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild. It was also recently announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that ‘He Named Me Malala’ was one of 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards�.