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I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

The 2014-2015 Text-in-Community campus read selection for North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Times Documentaries - Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story 2009

A 2009 documentary by Adam B. Ellick profiled Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban. Ms. Yousafzai was shot by a gunman on Oct. 9, 2012.  Running time:  32:17

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Malala Yousafzai's November 2011 speech on education: 10/14/2012

Footage from November 2011 of Malala Yousafzai giving a speech on the importance of education. The teenager had met the chief minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, in Lahore. Malala says she was continuing her education, despite being banned from studying by the Taliban.

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Times Documentaries - The Making of Malala 10/7/13

The story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, told by The Times’s Adam B. Ellick, who made a 2009 documentary about her before she was an international star.  Running time 11:05

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Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World—The Story of Malala 1/14/2014

“They cannot stop me. I will get my education,” declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban.  Running time 37:53

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Malala's Shooting on Beat the Press: 10/12/2012

Discussion of Malala's shooting on WGHB's Beat the Press which aired on October 12, 2012

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Mansoor Ali Khan: A Foreign Perspective: 10/17/2012

Mansoor Ali Khan: A Foreign Perspective on WTTW's Chicago Tonight which aired October 17, 2012

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