Many people know the basic elements of the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But "He Named Me Malala" retells that story in a deft and affecting way. Director Davis Guggenheim, who made the Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" and the controversial "Waiting for Superman," does some of his most heartfelt work in this tribute to Malala and her entire family.
LOS ANGELES -- There were many reasons director Davis Guggenheim wanted to make the documentary "He Named Me Malala." It's a moving and powerful story -- the tale of a young girl who survives death to become a voice for education that resonates deeply as a human rights issue.