I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
"I AM MALALA" is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
"I AM MALALA" will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
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Pakistani teenager and Indian children’s rights activist are awarded Nobel Peace Prize, announced October 10, 2014!
At 17, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award!
Malala accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2014 with Kailash Satyarthi.
"My great hope is that this will be the last time we must fight for the education of our children. Let us solve this once and for all."
Join her movement to see #TheLast at malala.org
Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the first Pakistani, and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Credit: Malala Fund. December 10, 2014. Uploaded to Vimeo
Malala Fund. (December 15, 2014). Malala Yousafzai's 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Speech. from https://vimeo.com/114609873